ValuEngine Upgrades Ventas (VTR) to “Buy”

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday, January 5th.

Several other brokerages have also commented on VTR. KeyCorp restated a “sell” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Bank of America lowered shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $72.00 to $71.00 in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Capital One Financial started coverage on shares of Ventas in a report on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $69.00 price objective for the company. UBS Group lowered their target price on shares of Ventas from $69.00 to $66.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.11.

Shares of Ventas (NYSE:VTR) opened at $55.97 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a current ratio of 1.46. Ventas has a 1-year low of $53.75 and a 1-year high of $72.36. The firm has a market cap of $19,930.00, a PE ratio of 33.32, a PEG ratio of 3.73 and a beta of 0.09.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Amica Retiree Medical Trust bought a new stake in Ventas in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $131,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its position in Ventas by 48.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,003 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $139,000 after purchasing an additional 650 shares during the period. CENTRAL TRUST Co grew its position in Ventas by 85.7% in the 4th quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 2,357 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $141,000 after purchasing an additional 1,088 shares during the period. Cable Hill Partners LLC bought a new stake in Ventas in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $174,000. Finally, Carnick & Kubik Group LLC bought a new stake in Ventas in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $204,000. 90.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Ventas Company Profile

Ventas, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and office operations. Under its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company invests in and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses.

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