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Ventas, Inc is a reit-healthcare facilities business based in the US. Ventas shares (VTR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ventas employs 516 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Ventas

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ventas. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VTR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ventas reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$42.7, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ventas, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ventas. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Ventas share price

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Ventas shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Latest market closeUSD$42.7
52-week rangeUSD$12.5662 - USD$59.6343
50-day moving average USD$48.8067
200-day moving average USD$43.1401
Wall St. target priceUSD$46.95
PE ratio 51.6887
Dividend yield USD$1.8 (3.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.906

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Is it a good time to buy Ventas stock?

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Ventas price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.7 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2021-01-08) N/A
1 month (2020-12-15) N/A
3 months (2020-10-19) 3.46%
6 months (2020-07-17) 18.12%
1 year (2020-01-15) N/A
2 years (2019-01-15) N/A
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) N/A

Is Ventas under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ventas stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ventas's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ventas's P/E ratio

Ventas's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, Ventas shares trade at around 52x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Ventas's PEG ratio

Ventas's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 314.359. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ventas's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ventas's EBITDA

Ventas's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ventas's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Ventas financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.26%
Gross profit TTM USD$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.6%
Return on equity TTM 3.17%
Profit margin 8.82%
Book value $27.271
Market capitalisation USD$17.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ventas shares

There are currently 8.7 million Ventas shares held short by investors – that's known as Ventas's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% down from 9.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ventas shares can be evaluated.

Ventas's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ventas's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ventas shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ventas shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Ventas's SIR currently stands at 4.12. In other words for every 100,000 Ventas shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4120 shares are currently held short.

However Ventas's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ventas shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ventas shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ventas's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ventas shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0302% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ventas shares, roughly 30 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ventas.

Find out more about how you can short Ventas stock.

Ventas's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ventas.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ventas's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.31

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ventas's overall score of 21.31 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ventas is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Ventas's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.8/100

Ventas's environmental score of 8.8 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ventas is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ventas's social score

Social score: 9.95/100

Ventas's social score of 9.95 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ventas is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ventas's governance score

Governance score: 9.56/100

Ventas's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ventas is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ventas, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.31
Total ESG percentile 12.96
Environmental score 8.8
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 9.95
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 9.56
Governance score percentile 8

Ventas share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 62.65% of net profits

Recently Ventas has paid out, on average, around 62.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ventas shareholders could enjoy a 3.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ventas's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.

Ventas's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Ventas's most recent dividend payout was on 20 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ventas's shares ever split?

Ventas's shares were split on a 8757:10000 basis on 18 August 2015. So if you had owned 10000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 8757 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ventas shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 14.2% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ventas shares which in turn could have impacted Ventas's share price.

Ventas share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ventas's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.5662 up to $59.6343. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VTR.US volatility(beta: 1.28)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ventas's is 1.2815. This would suggest that Ventas's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ventas overview

Ventas, an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two powerful and dynamic industries ? healthcare and real estate. As one of the world's foremost Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), we use the power of capital to unlock the value of real estate, partnering with leading care providers, developers, research and medical institutions, innovators and healthcare organizations whose success is buoyed by the demographic tailwind of an aging population. For more than twenty years, Ventas has followed a successful strategy that endures: combining a high-quality diversified portfolio of properties and capital sources to manage through cycles, working with industry leading partners, and a collaborative and experienced team focused on producing consistent growing cash flows and superior returns on a strong balance sheet, ultimately rewarding Ventas shareholders. As of September 30, 2020, Ventas owned or managed through unconsolidated joint ventures approximately 1,200 properties.

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