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Morning Hot: Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

The company in question is, Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) currently with a stock price of 67.43 (1.67% today). The market cap for Ventas, Inc. is 23.9 B, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РHealthcare Facilities industry. The target price for Ventas, Inc. is 63.36. Currently Ventas, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 40.79, and a forward P/E of 35.47. Average volume for Ventas, Inc. is 2034.98 and so far today it is 2314656.

Performance in the last year for Ventas, Inc. has been 8.04%. For EPS growth, Ventas, Inc. has seen a growth of 36.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 2.31%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.20% over the last five years and could be 6.90% for the next five years. Ventas, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 19.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.75%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.30%.

Since the IPO date for Ventas, Inc. on the 05/05/1997, Ventas, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 9.16%. With Ventas, Inc. trading at 67.43, the dividend yield is 4.60%, and the EPS is 1.65.

So could Ventas, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 40.79. The PEG is 5.91, P/S is 6.88 and the P/B is at 2.26. The P/cash is 261.75, with P/free cash flow at 267.31.

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 1.13, and total debt/equity at 1.13.

In terms of margins, Ventas, Inc. has a gross margin of 58.20%, an operating margin of 28.40% and a profit margin of 20.10%.Payout ratio for Ventas, Inc. is 148.60%. Return on assets come to 3.00% with return on investment coming to 4.50%.

Insider ownership for Ventas, Inc., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 94.40%. Outstanding shares are at 354.41. While shares float is 353.2. The float short is currently 2.55%, and short ratio is 4.42.

Graphs: Ventas, Inc. NYSE: VTR | Friday May 19, 2017

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