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 maximum price target given was 72, implying potential capital gains of 7.27 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 56, implying potential capital losses of -16.57 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -6.73 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.12 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.74 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

VTR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 151.17 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. VTR has a PEG ratio of 0.27.

In the last 52-weeks, VTR has achieved a high of 76.80 and a low of 56.20. Today's price is 19.43 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 12.6 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $23.92 billion. VTR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.