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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 2127.52, and so far today it has a volume of 2079400. Performance year to date since the 5/5/1997 is 22.83%.

To help you determine whether Ventas, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 53 and forward P/E is 39.87. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ventas, Inc. has a value for PEG of 23.55. P/S ratio is 7.11 and the P/B ratio is 2.29. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 418.21 and 1401.38 respectively.

At the current price Ventas, Inc. is trading at, 66.99 (-0.65% today), Ventas, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.36%, 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 4.61% 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 357.72, and the number of shares float is 349.92. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 92.10%. The float short is 2.50%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.11. 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 -11.85%, with 47.89% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -6.62% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.36%.

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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