Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 13, 2012

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Ventas, Inc. ( VTR ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.62 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased VTR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that VTR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $64.99, the dividend yield is 3.82%.

The previous trading day's last sale of VTR was $64.99, representing a -4.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.15 and a 28.57% increase over the 52 week low of $50.55.

VTR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). VTR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.6. Zacks Investment Research reports VTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 12.13%, compared to an industry average of 3.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VTR Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to VTR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VTR as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund ( REZ )
  • iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
  • PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR )
  • streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
  • Wilshire US REIT ( WREI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSR with an decrease of -1% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of VTR at 9.63%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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