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.

Several price targets were given for VTR by the analysts covering the stock. The highest 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -6.73 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.12 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.74 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

VTR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 151.17 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of VTR is 0.27.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VTR hit 76.80 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 56.20. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 19.43 percent, and below the high by 12.6 percent. VTR has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.