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Current Performance: Ventas (NYSE: VTR)

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Ventas is in the real estate sector and trades as part of the REITs industry. The company CEO is Debra A. Cafaro. Ventas Inc is a real estate investment trust. It holds a diversified portfolio of seniors housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings, life science buildings, and hospitals.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The VTR stock showed a previous change of -0.81% with an open at 63.62 and a close of 63.75. It reached an intraday high of 64.24 and a low of 63.02.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $22.7b with 356.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 354.1m shares. Trading volume reached 2,426,205 shares compared to its average volume of 2,149,380 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Ventas shares returned -0.87% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.85%. Over three months, it changed 7.26%. In one year it has changed 33.86% and within that year its 52-week high was 65.70 and its 52-week low was 46.55. VTR stock is 36.96% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 56.33 and a 50 day moving average of 61.40. Currently VTR stock is trading 13.17% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Ventas: Downgrading To A Sell

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.77 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 16.91. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.95. The TTM EPS is 3.99, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.98. Historically, the PE high was 61.00 and the PE low was 15.98. VTR stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.96
09-30-2018:  0.99
06-30-2018:  1.08
03-31-2018:  0.96

The dividend per share is currently 3.17, which is a dividend yield of 4.97%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 65.97, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 3.37%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.70% of insider ownership and 136.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 5,720,894, which is 1.60% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.47. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.49

SeekingAlpha:  Ventas: Downgrading To A Sell

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.98%, return on assets is 3.19%, profit margin is 11.77%, price-to-sales is 8.51 and price-to-book is 2.19.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 6  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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