Ventas (VTR) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Ventas (NYSE:VTR) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ventas earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0602546477616 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently commented on VTR. Capital One Financial upgraded Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “sell” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Bank of America cut Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $72.00 to $71.00 in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Raymond James Financial restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $63.00.

Ventas (VTR) traded down $0.60 during trading on Thursday, hitting $54.38. The stock had a trading volume of 3,218,295 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,844,858. The stock has a market capitalization of $19,430.00, a PE ratio of 32.37, a PEG ratio of 3.66 and a beta of 0.09. Ventas has a 1-year low of $54.10 and a 1-year high of $72.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.46.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). Ventas had a net margin of 32.96% and a return on equity of 6.34%. The business had revenue of $899.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $893.18 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.03 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Ventas will post 4.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were given a dividend of $0.79 per share. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.81%. This is a boost from Ventas’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.78. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. Ventas’s payout ratio is presently 188.10%.

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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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