Analyst Rating Update on Ventas (VTR)

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) : Zacks Investment Research ranks Ventas (NYSE:VTR) as 3, which is a Hold recommendation. 3 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. 1 more believe that the stock has more downside risks, hence they propose a Strong Sell. A total of 9 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 13 research analysts is 2.69, which indicates as a Hold.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) : Currently there are 9 street experts covering Ventas (NYSE:VTR) stock. The most bullish and bearish price target for the stock is $71 and $47 respectively for the short term. The average price target of all the analysts comes to $59.78. The estimated standard deviation from the target is $7.64.

Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Also, UBS maintains its view on Ventas (NYSE:VTR) according to the research report released by the firm to its investors. The shares have now been rated Neutral by the stock experts at the ratings house. UBS raises the price target from $51 per share to $53 per share on Ventas . The rating by the firm was issued on May 20, 2016.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $71.26, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $72.12 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $70.75 and closed the trading day at $72.08, in the green by 1.51%. The total traded volume for the day was 2,568,582. The stock had closed at $71.01 in the previous days trading.

In an insider trading activity, According to the information disclosed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing, the director of Ventas Inc, Crocker Douglas Ii had sold 5,940 shares worth of $373,685 in a transaction dated March 30, 2016. In this transaction, 5,940 shares were sold at $62.91 per share.

Ventas, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company has a portfolio of seniors housing and healthcare 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 MOB operations. The triple-net leased properties segment invests in seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and lease those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses. The senior living operations segment invests in seniors housing communities throughout the United States and Canada and engages independent operators, such as Atria and Sunrise, to manage those communities. The MOB operations segment, acquires, owns, develops, leases, and manages MOBs throughout the United States. It invests in seniors housing and healthcare properties.

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