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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 – Healthcare Facilities in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Ventas, Inc., VTR  has a market cap of 25179.66. Since its IPO date on the 5/5/1997, Ventas, Inc., VTR performance year to date is 23.99%. Today Ventas, Inc., VTR has gained -0.50%, with a current price of 67.29.

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 31.73%. The 52-week high is -11.46%, and the 52-week low is 48.54%. The average volume for Ventas, Inc., VTR is 84888.

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 53.5 and a forward P/E of 40.25. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 24.32. Ventas, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 7.47 and 2.31 respectively. For P/cash, Ventas, Inc. has a value of 439.44, while it is 1472.49 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 67.29, Ventas, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.32%. 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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