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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 21625.5. Since its IPO date on the 5/5/1997, Ventas, Inc., VTR performance year to date is 11.98%. Today Ventas, Inc., VTR has gained -1.82%, with a current price of 59.96.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 175.10%. Return of assets are at 2.50%, 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 1.05. While Total debt/equity is 1.05. With a profit margin of 16.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 57.90%, and operating margin of 27.00%. 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 20.04%. The 52-week high is -21.10%, and the 52-week low is 32.37%. The average volume for Ventas, Inc., VTR is 262180.

With a target price of 70.15, can Ventas, Inc., VTR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ventas, Inc., VTR. Ventas, Inc. has a P/E of 39.32 and a forward P/E of 34.21. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 13.11. Ventas, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.34 and 2 respectively. For P/cash, Ventas, Inc. has a value of 242.17, while it is 147.92 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 59.96, Ventas, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.78%. We see a return on equity of 5.60%.

Looking more long-term Ventas, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 3.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.18% 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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