Capital One Financial Corporation Upgrades Ventas, Inc. (VTR) to Overweight

Capital One Financial Corporation upgraded shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a research note published on Monday, October 30th, MarketBeat.com reports. Capital One Financial Corporation also issued estimates for Ventas’ Q2 2018 earnings at $1.05 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.20 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.12 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.12 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.47 EPS.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. BidaskClub lowered Ventas from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a buy rating on shares of Ventas in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a hold rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $67.00 price target on Ventas and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, UBS AG dropped their price target on Ventas from $69.00 to $66.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $64.20.

Shares of Ventas (NYSE:VTR) traded down $0.11 on Monday, reaching $64.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,530,460 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,720,265. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a current ratio of 1.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $22,980.00, a PE ratio of 15.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.19 and a beta of 0.09. Ventas has a fifty-two week low of $57.97 and a fifty-two week high of $72.36.

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

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in VTR. Amica Retiree Medical Trust bought a new stake in Ventas during the 3rd quarter valued at $131,000. Cribstone Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Ventas by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 1,922 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its position in Ventas by 48.0% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,003 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 650 shares in the last quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC bought a new stake in Ventas during the 3rd quarter valued at $174,000. Finally, Northern Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Ventas during the 2nd quarter valued at $202,000. 88.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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