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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ventas, Inc., VTR

Ventas, Inc., VTR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is REIT РHealthcare Facilities in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Ventas, Inc., VTR  has a market cap of 25071.67. Since its IPO date on the 5/5/1997, Ventas, Inc., VTR performance year to date is 23.46%. Today Ventas, Inc., VTR has gained -2.58%, with a current price of 67.33.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 222.90%. Return of assets are at 2.00%, with return on investment at 3.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ventas, Inc., VTR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.1. While Total debt/equity is 1.1. With a profit margin of 13.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 57.60%, and operating margin of 24.10%. Ventas, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Ventas, Inc., VTR has seen a EPS growth of -3.70%. A performance for the year of 33.37%. The 52-week high is -12.33%, and the 52-week low is 47.08%. The average volume for Ventas, Inc., VTR is 3790200.

With a target price of 73.58, can Ventas, Inc., VTR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ventas, Inc., VTR. Ventas, Inc. has a P/E of 53.27 and a forward P/E of 40.08. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 24.21. Ventas, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 7.44 and 2.3 respectively. For P/cash, Ventas, Inc. has a value of 437.55, while it is 1466.18 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 67.33, Ventas, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.34%. We see a return on equity of 4.50%.

Looking more long-term Ventas, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.20%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 2.88% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -3.70% for this year and for the last five years a -3.00% growth has been seen.

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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