Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 05, 2014


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Ventas, Inc. ( VTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.725 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 28, 2014. Shareholders who purchased VTR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.21% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of VTR was $62.79, representing a -25.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $84.11 and a 14.39% increase over the 52 week low of $54.89.

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 $1.54. Zacks Investment Research reports VTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.31%, compared to an industry average of 8.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VTR Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF ( REZ )
  • iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
  • streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
  • Wilshire US REIT ( WREI )
  • Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VNQ with an increase of 6.9% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of VTR at 8.75%.

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

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