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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 – Healthcare 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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