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Is Ventas, Inc.(NYSE: VTR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/5/1997. Ventas, Inc. is in the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Ventas, Inc., is 2126.04, and so far today it has a volume of 683331. Performance year to date since the 5/5/1997 is 38.19%.

To help you determine whether Ventas, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 62.02 and forward P/E is 45.23. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ventas, Inc. has a value for PEG of 27.56. P/S ratio is 7.83 and the P/B ratio is 2.61. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 504.57 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Ventas, Inc. is trading at, 76.46 (0.39% today), Ventas, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.83%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.23, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.64% after growing -3.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -43.10%, and -49.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 342.52, and the number of shares float is 342.52. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 92.60%. The float short is 3.18%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.13. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 3.70%.

The ability for Ventas, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.15 and total debt/equity is 1.15. In terms of margins, Ventas, Inc. has a gross margin of 57.30%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Ventas, Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -0.45%, with 67.02% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 9.12% and the 200 day simple moving average is 28.67%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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