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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 24375.04. Since its IPO date on the 5/5/1997, Ventas, Inc., VTR performance year to date is 24.94%. Today Ventas, Inc., VTR has gained -1.52%, with a current price of 68.14.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.10%. 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 24.63%. The 52-week high is -10.34%, and the 52-week low is 50.43%. The average volume for Ventas, Inc., VTR is 2444100.

With a target price of 73.54, can Ventas, Inc., VTR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ventas, Inc., VTR. Ventas, Inc. has a P/E of 53.91 and a forward P/E of 40.56. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 23.96. Ventas, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 7.23 and 2.33 respectively. For P/cash, Ventas, Inc. has a value of 425.39, while it is 1425.44 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 68.14, Ventas, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.29%. 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 2.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.61% 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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