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Is Ventas Inc. (VTR) a good stock to buy now?

Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) is 13.21% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $35.33 and a high of $64.02 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The VTR stock was last observed hovering at around $50.69 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.31%.

Currently trading at $51.00, the stock is 7.52% and 10.98% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.51 million and changing 0.61% at the moment leaves the stock 4.48% off its SMA200. VTR registered -2.82% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -2.73%.

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The stock witnessed a 13.74% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 37.36%, and is 3.89% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.31% over the week and 2.35% over the month.

Ventas Inc. (VTR) has around 434 employees, a market worth around $20.01B and $4.10B in sales. Fwd P/E is 180.21. Profit margin for the company is -1.10%. Distance from 52-week low is 44.35% and -20.34% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (1.30%).

Ventas Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/04/2023.The EPS is expected to shrink by -89.10% this year.

Ventas Inc. (VTR) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 399.65M, and float is at 397.86M with Short Float at 2.13%.

Ventas Inc. (VTR) Insider Activity

A total of 15 insider transactions have happened at Ventas Inc. (VTR) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 1 and purchases happening 14 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by CAFARO DEBRA A,the company’sChairman and CEO. SEC filings show that CAFARO DEBRA A sold 17,400 shares of the company’s common stock on Jun 01 at a price of $56.43 per share for a total of $0.98 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.77 million shares.

Ventas Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 02 that CAFARO DEBRA A (Chairman and CEO) sold a total of 17,400 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 02 and was made at $55.72 per share for $0.97 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.77 million shares of the VTR stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Apr 01, CAFARO DEBRA A (Chairman and CEO) disposed off 17,400 shares at an average price of $62.49 for $1.09 million. The insider now directly holds 767,960 shares of Ventas Inc. (VTR).

Ventas Inc. (VTR): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Welltower Inc. (WELL) that is trading -14.43% down over the past 12 months and Boston Properties Inc. (BXP) that is -38.09% lower over the same period. Healthpeak Properties Inc. (PEAK) is -22.37% down on the 1-year trading charts.

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