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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 72.62 (-0.15% today). The market cap for Ventas, Inc. is 25785.7, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РHealthcare Facilities industry. The target price for Ventas, Inc. is 71.31. Currently Ventas, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 57.54, and a forward P/E of 45.31. Average volume for Ventas, Inc. is 2092.97 and so far today it is 823392.

Performance in the last year for Ventas, Inc. has been 14.22%. For EPS growth, Ventas, Inc. has seen a growth of -3.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.70%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -3.00% over the last five years and could be 2.20% for the next five years. Ventas, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -74.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -72.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.27%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 21.23%.

Since the IPO date for Ventas, Inc. on the 5/5/1997, Ventas, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 31.96%. With Ventas, Inc. trading at 72.62, the dividend yield is 4.01%, and the EPS is 1.26.

So could Ventas, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 57.54. The PEG is 26.15, P/S is 7.65 and the P/B is at 2.49. The P/cash is 450.01, with P/free cash flow at 1507.94.

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 1.1, and total debt/equity at 1.1.

In terms of margins, Ventas, Inc. has a gross margin of 57.60%, an operating margin of 24.10% and a profit margin of 13.00%.Payout ratio for Ventas, Inc. is 222.90%. Return on assets come to 2.00% with return on investment coming to 3.70%.

Insider ownership for Ventas, Inc., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 92.80%. Outstanding shares are at 354.54. While shares float is 349.89. The float short is currently 3.12%, and short ratio is 5.21.

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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