Ventas (NYSE: VTR) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 67 cents per share. At a price of $71.90 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8%. The average volume for Ventas has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ventas has a market cap of $20.8 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 68.52. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ventas a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Ventas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Ventas Ratings Report now.
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