Analyst Ratings for Ventas Inc. (VTR)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, VTR was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 16 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 2.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for VTR. The highest price target was 72, which equates to a potential upside of 7.27 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 56, which equates to a potential downside of -16.57 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.73 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.12 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.74 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of VTR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 151.17 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. VTR has a PEG ratio of 0.27.

VTR has a 52-week high of 76.80 and a 52-week low of 56.20. Today's price is 19.43 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.6 percent lower than its 52-week high. VTR has a price/earnings ratio of 40.64. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VTR value stock report compares VTR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VTR is $23.92 billion. VTR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.