Analyst Explains Why They Downgraded Their Rating on Ventas (VTR)

Ventas (VTRResearch Report) received a Sell rating and a $49.00 price target from BMO Capital analyst John Kim today. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $47.44.

According to, Kim is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 1.3% and a 51.3% success rate. Kim covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Apartment Investment & Management, Retail Opportunity Investments, and Easterly Government Properties.

Ventas has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $48.25.

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Based on Ventas’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $918 million and net profit of $12.75 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $983 million and had a net profit of $85.26 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 80 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of VTR in relation to earlier this year. Most recently, in December 2020, Jay Gellert, a Director at VTR bought 5,940 shares for a total of $262,370.

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Ventas, Inc. engages in the acquisition and ownership of seniors housing and healthcare properties. The company invests in seniors housing and healthcare properties through acquisitions and leases its properties to unaffiliated tenants or operate them through independent third-party managers. It operates through the following segments: Triple-Net Leased Properties, Senior Living Operations, and Office Operations. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.