Ventas (NYSE:VTR) will be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Friday, April 26th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.96 per share for the quarter. Ventas has set its FY 2019 guidance at $3.75-3.85 EPS and its FY19 guidance at $3.75-3.85 EPS.Investors interested in registering for the company’s conference call can do so using this link.
Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.95 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $923.26 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $913.92 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 3.54% and a net margin of 10.93%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.03 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Ventas to post $4 EPS for the current fiscal year and $4 EPS for the next fiscal year.
NYSE:VTR opened at $59.52 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $21.05 billion, a PE ratio of 14.62, a P/E/G ratio of 8.15 and a beta of 0.32. Ventas has a fifty-two week low of $46.55 and a fifty-two week high of $65.70. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on VTR shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, December 31st. ValuEngine lowered Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on Ventas from $62.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on Ventas from $54.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 29th. Finally, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Ventas in a research note on Thursday, March 28th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $61.00 price target for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $59.33.
In related news, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 68,084 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.09, for a total value of $4,363,503.56. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 805,835 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $51,645,965.15. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Robert F. Probst sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.01, for a total value of $650,100.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 111,577 shares of company stock valued at $7,149,673 in the last ninety days. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, university-based research and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities.
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