Ventas, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.67 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 28,
2013. Shareholders who purchased VTR stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
8.06% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of VTR was $71.26,
representing a -0.89% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.90 and
a 32.11% increase over the 52 week low of $53.94.
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 $1.23. Zacks Investment Research reports VTR's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 16.2%, compared to an
industry average of 7.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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 (
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund (
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund (
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund (
- Wilshire US REIT (
The top-performing ETF of this group is REZ with an increase of
7.37% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of VTR at 9.14%.