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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 2066.88, and so far today it has a volume of 3588860. Performance year to date since the 5/5/1997 is 32.42%.

To help you determine whether Ventas, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 57.74 and forward P/E is 43.44. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ventas, Inc. has a value for PEG of 26.24. P/S ratio is 7.5 and the P/B ratio is 2.5. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 440.91 and 1477.44 respectively.

At the current price Ventas, Inc. is trading at, 72.98 (-1.62% today), Ventas, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.00%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 222.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.26, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 2.88% after growing -3.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 8.10%, and 4.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 346.18, and the number of shares float is 346.18. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 92.40%. The float short is 2.74%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.59. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.00%, 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 1.1 and total debt/equity is 1.1. In terms of margins, Ventas, Inc. has a gross margin of 57.60%, with its operating margin at 24.10%, and Ventas, Inc. has a profit margin of 13.00%.

The 52 week high is -4.97%, with 59.43% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.54% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.00%.

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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