Ventas, Inc. (
) 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. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). 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%.
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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 (
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund (
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund (
- Wilshire US REIT (
- Vanguard REIT ETF (
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%.