There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Ventas Inc. (VTR) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $46.60. The Ventas Inc. has recorded 59,040 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Ventas to Participate in Investor Meetings at Citi 2023 Global Property CEO Conference.
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This NYSE-listed company operates within the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry segment, falling under the Real Estate sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $46.60 and fluctuated between $47.99 as its day high and $46.58 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ventas Inc. is $18.40B. A total of 1.71 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.02M shares.
Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, VTR has seen 25 BUY and 19 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 388,479 and the disposition of 190,572 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 60 BUYs and 23 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 536,063 shares during that period but sold 312,374.
In the most recent transaction, CAFARO DEBRA A sold 32,932 shares of VTR for 52.74 per share on Feb 02. After the transaction, the Chairman and CEO now owns 863,555 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 01, CAFARO DEBRA A sold 548 shares at 52.01 per share. VTR shares that Chairman and CEO owns now total 870,851.
Among the insiders who sold shares, CAFARO DEBRA A disposed of 17,400 shares on Jun 01 at a per-share price of $56.43. This resulted in the Chairman and CEO holding 767,960 shares of VTR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, CAFARO DEBRA A sold 17,400 shares at $55.72 per share on May 02. Company shares held by the Chairman and CEO now total 767,960.
The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. VTR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/30/2022 when it declared a $0.45 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/19/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/14/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 9/30/2022. The VTR stock dividend was $0.45 per share in cash.
Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VTR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $55.33 with high estimates of $80.00 and low estimates of $46.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VTR has a high of $64.02 and a low of $35.33.
As of this writing, VTR has an earnings estimate of $0.05 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 4 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.18 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.02. The company reported an EPS of $0 in the last quarter, which was -100.00% lower than expectations of $0.02.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.
The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 21 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for VTR is Sell with a score of 4.20. A total of 12 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 7 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.