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Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 23378.74. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Ventas, Inc. is 66.81 (with a change from open of 0.86%), this in conjunction with a target price of 73.54. Volume today has so far reached 1132468, with an average volume of about 2085.13. The GAP for this stock, is -0.39%.

The P/E ratio is 52.61, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 39.58. The current EPS for Ventas, Inc., is 1.26, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -3.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 21.93%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Ventas, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 4.61% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 2.25%. Quarter over quarter is 8.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -3.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 26.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 92.70%. Shares outstanding is 351.56, while shares float is at a value of 349.92. Float short for Ventas, Inc. is 2.50% and the short ratio is 4.19.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.1, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.1. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 57.60% and their operating margin is 24.10%. The profit margin is 13.00%.

Ventas, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 2.00%, and on investment, 3.70%. Return on equity is 4.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 23.38. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.94, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.28 and Price/cash is 408.01, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 1367.18.

The simple moving averages are -5.88% and 4.52% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.09% and the 52 week low is 47.49%.

Ventas, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.39%, with a current price of 66.81. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 222.90%. This is in an industry, REIT – Healthcare Facilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Ventas, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry means that Ventas, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -1.38%, with performance for the month coming to -1.23%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.24%, and for the half year the performance is 22.34%. Volatility for this week is 1.71% and for the month this is 1.89%.

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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