Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Ventas (VTR) Share Price

News articles about Ventas (NYSE:VTR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ventas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.0987569532519 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Shares of VTR stock traded down $0.79 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $47.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,294,432 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,179,942. The company has a market cap of $17,025.69, a PE ratio of 11.30, a P/E/G ratio of 3.11 and a beta of 0.09. Ventas has a fifty-two week low of $46.80 and a fifty-two week high of $72.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.20.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03. The firm had revenue of $895.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $895.92 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 5.99% and a net margin of 37.95%. The company’s revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.58 EPS. equities analysts predict that Ventas will post 4.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd were issued a $0.79 dividend. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 29th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is presently 75.96%.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on VTR shares. Stifel Nicolaus set a $56.00 price target on Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. KeyCorp reduced their price target on Ventas from $50.00 to $43.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, April 16th. TheStreet downgraded Ventas from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 price target on Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.38.

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Ventas Company Profile

Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of more than 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities.

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