NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Ventas (VTR - Get Report) are up 1.36% to $74.54 in mid-afternoon trading Thursday ahead of the company's 2016 second quarter results, due out before tomorrow's market open.

Analysts are modeling that funds from operations and revenue will decline year-over-year.

Wall Street is projecting that the Chicago-based real estate investment trust will report funds from operations of $1.04 per share on revenue of $848 million.

Funds from operations is a key metric in the REIT industry, which takes net income and adds back items such as depreciation and amortization.

Last year, Ventas posted normalized funds from operations of $1.18 per share on revenue of $891.32 million.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Buy" rating with a score of B+ on the stock.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity.

The team believes its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: VTR