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Morning Trending Tickers: Ventas, Inc., (VTR)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 24.52 B. Since its IPO date on the 05/05/1997, Ventas, Inc., VTR performance year to date is 8.00%. Today Ventas, Inc., VTR has gained 0.99%, with a current price of 68.19.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 91.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 148.60%. Return of assets are at 3.00%, with return on investment at 4.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ventas, Inc., VTR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.13. While Total debt/equity is 1.13. With a profit margin of 20.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 58.20%, and operating margin of 28.40%. 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 36.30%. A performance for the year of -6.44%. The 52-week high is -11.21%, and the 52-week low is 21.33%. The average volume for Ventas, Inc., VTR is 51013.

With a target price of 63.88, can Ventas, Inc., VTR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ventas, Inc., VTR. Ventas, Inc. has a P/E of 40.85 and a forward P/E of 34.27. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.92. Ventas, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 7.06 and 2.26 respectively. For P/cash, Ventas, Inc. has a value of 268.53, while it is 274.24 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 68.19, Ventas, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.59%. We see a return on equity of 6.70%.

Looking more long-term Ventas, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.90%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.03% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 36.30% for this year and for the last five years a 0.20% 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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