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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)?

The company in question is, Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) currently with a stock price of 73.39 (-0.43% today). The market cap for Ventas, Inc. is 25603.17, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry. The target price for Ventas, Inc. is 68.54. Currently Ventas, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 60.02, and a forward P/E of 44.95. Average volume for Ventas, Inc. is 2137.15 and so far today it is 680959.

Performance in the last year for Ventas, Inc. has been 17.35%. For EPS growth, Ventas, Inc. has seen a growth of -3.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.55%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -3.00% over the last five years and could be 2.25% for the next five years. Ventas, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 24.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.57%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 24.12%.

Since the IPO date for Ventas, Inc. on the 5/5/1997, Ventas, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 33.74%. With Ventas, Inc. trading at 73.39, the dividend yield is 3.96%, and the EPS is 1.23.

So could Ventas, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 60.02. The PEG is 26.68, P/S is 7.68 and the P/B is at 2.52. The P/cash is 495.23, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Ventas, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.15, and total debt/equity at 1.15.

In terms of margins, Ventas, Inc. has a gross margin of 57.30%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Ventas, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 3.70%.

Insider ownership for Ventas, Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 92.10%. Outstanding shares are at 347.35. While shares float is 347.35. The float short is currently 3.88%, and short ratio is 6.3.

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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