Equities analysts predict that Ventas (NYSE:VTR) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.01 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Ventas’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.97 and the highest is $1.04. Ventas reported earnings per share of $1.04 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 2.9%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings report before the market opens on Friday, April 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Ventas will report full-year earnings of $4.03 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.93 to $4.14. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $4.18 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.01 to $4.44. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Ventas.

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Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.03. The company had revenue of $895.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $895.92 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 5.99% and a net margin of 37.95%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.58 earnings per share.

VTR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus set a $56.00 price target on Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. TheStreet cut Ventas from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 price target on Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, KeyCorp set a $50.00 price target on Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.92.

Shares of VTR stock opened at $48.57 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market cap of $17,289.27, a PE ratio of 11.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.15 and a beta of 0.09. Ventas has a 52 week low of $47.80 and a 52 week high of $72.36.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.79 per share. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 29th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 75.96%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Ventas by 2,469.3% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,020,002 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $61,210,000 after purchasing an additional 980,302 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc raised its position in shares of Ventas by 178.5% during the fourth quarter. Standard Life Aberdeen plc now owns 1,170,770 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $70,263,000 after purchasing an additional 750,316 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Ventas during the fourth quarter worth about $38,798,000. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Ventas by 28.6% during the fourth quarter. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,547,806 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $152,894,000 after purchasing an additional 567,200 shares during the period. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP acquired a new stake in shares of Ventas during the fourth quarter worth about $29,115,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.81% of the company’s stock.

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About Ventas

Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of more than 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities.

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