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Is Ventas Inc (NYSE: VTR) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Ventas Inc (VTR) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.38, or -0.86%, to $43.64. The Ventas Inc has recorded 53,997 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Ventas Reports 2023 Third Quarter Results.

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Stocks Info

Ventas Inc is listed on the NYSE in the Real Estate sector while operating in the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $44.02 and fluctuated between $44.21 as its day high and $43.77 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ventas Inc is $17.71B. A total of 1.45 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.28M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, VTR has seen 5 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 3,768 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 67 BUYs and 27 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 444,795 shares during that period but sold 223,094.

In the most recent transaction, RAKOWICH WALTER C sold 1,242 shares of VTR for 42.57 per share on May 26. After the transaction, the Director now owns 24,528 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 02, CAFARO DEBRA A sold 32,932 shares at 52.74 per share. VTR shares that Chairman and CEO owns now total 863,555.

Among the insiders who sold shares, CAFARO DEBRA A disposed of 548 shares on Feb 01 at a per-share price of $52.01. This resulted in the Chairman and CEO holding 870,851 shares of VTR after the transaction.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Ventas Inc pays an annual dividend of $1.80, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.09%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 4315.69. VTR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/29/2023 when it declared a $0.45 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/12/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/13/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/30/2023. The VTR stock dividend was $0.45 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VTR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $52.00 with high estimates of $80.00 and low estimates of $47.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VTR has a high of $53.15 and a low of $39.33.

As of this writing, VTR has an earnings estimate of -$0.01 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.06 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.03. The company reported an EPS of $0.04 in the last quarter, which was 140.00% higher than expectations of -$0.1.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. VTR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $149.72M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $12.22B in debt and $1.21B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $24.40, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $10.95B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 4.00.

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