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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for VTR. The most optimistic price target was 72, implying potential capital gains of 7.27 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 56, implying a possible loss 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.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.74 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of VTR to grow at a rate of 151.17 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. VTR has a PEG ratio of 0.27.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VTR hit 76.80 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 56.20. Currently the stock is 19.43 percent higher than its low, and 12.6 percent below the 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 stock has a market capitalization of $23.92 billion. VTR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.