News stories about Ventas (NYSE:VTR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ventas earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9122063845841 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

VTR has been the topic of several recent research reports. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Capital One Financial Corporation raised shares of Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $66.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BMO Capital Markets set a $62.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $72.00 to $71.00 in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Ventas has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $64.20.

Shares of Ventas (VTR) traded down $0.11 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $64.40. 1,530,460 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,604,101. Ventas has a 1 year low of $57.97 and a 1 year high of $72.36. The company has a quick ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,936.96, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.15 and a beta of 0.08.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). Ventas had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 32.96%. The company had revenue of $899.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $893.18 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.03 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Ventas will post 4.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Ventas

Ventas, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and office operations. Under its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company invests in and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses.

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