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Ventas Inc. ( VTR ) Reached the 52-Week High of $70.16
The prices of Ventas Inc. ( VTR ) shares have reached $70.16, which is 0.1% off the 52-week high of $70.2.
Ventas Inc. was incorporated in Kentucky in 1983, commenced operations in 1985 and reorganized as a Delaware corporation in 1987. Ventas Inc. has a market cap of $20.47 billion; its shares were traded at around $70.16 with a P/E ratio of 67.5676 and P/S ratio of 8.3126. The dividend yield of Ventas Inc. stocks is 3.54%. Ventas Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 5.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ventas Inc the business predictability rank of 3-star .
On Feb. 15, 2013 Ventas Inc. that normalized Funds From Operations ("FFO") for the year ended Dec. 31, 2012 increased 44 percent to $1.1 billion, from $777 million for the comparable 2011 period. Normalized FFO per diluted common share was $3.80 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2012, a 13 percent increase from $3.37 for the comparable 2011 period. Weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the full year rose by 28 percent to 294.5 million, compared to 230.8 million in 2011.
Director Douglas Crocker II sold 20,000 shares of VTR stock on 10/03/2012 at the average price of $62.95. Douglas Crocker II owns at least 79,107 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 11.45% since.
Northern Trust Corporation ( NTRS ) Reached the 52-Week High of $53.22
The prices of Northern Trust Corporation ( NTRS ) shares have reached $53.22, which is 1.4% off the 52-week high of $53.96.
Northern Trust Corporation was organized in Delaware in 1971 is a financial holding company that is a provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, and affluent individuals. Northern Trust Corporation has a market cap of $12.76 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.22 with a P/E ratio of 19.7628 and P/S ratio of 3.3069. The dividend yield of Northern Trust Corporation stocks is 2.22%. Northern Trust Corporation had an annual average earnings growth of 5.5% over the past 10 years.
On Jan. 16, 2013, Northern Trust Corporation today reported fourth quarter net income per common share of $0.69, up from $0.53 in the fourth quarter of 2011 and down from $0.73 in the third quarter of 2012. Net income was $167.7 million in the current quarter, up 29% from $130.2 million in the prior year fourth quarter, and down 6% from $178.8 million in the prior quarter. Return on equity was 8.8% in the current quarter, compared to 7.2% in the prior year quarter and 9.6% in the prior quarter.
Controller Richard D. Kukla sold 344 shares of NTRS stock on 01/30/2013 at the average price of $51.83. Richard D. Kukla owns at least 14,283 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 2.68% since.
Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) Reached the 52-Week High of $74.6
The prices of Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) shares have reached $74.6, which is 1.8% off the 52-week high of $75.97.
Ecolab Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1924. Ecolab Inc. has a market cap of $21.88 billion; its shares were traded at around $74.6 with a P/E ratio of 38.4615 and P/S ratio of 2.0272. The dividend yield of Ecolab Inc. stocks is 1.11%. Ecolab Inc. had an annual average earnings growth of 8.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Ecolab Inc. the business predictability rank of 4-star.
On Oct. 30, 2012, Ecolab delivered third quarter results. It reported diluted EPS $0.80, including integration and restructuring charges related to the Nalco merger.
Executive Vice President and President Global Water Timothy P. Mulhere sold 14,142 shares of ECL stock on 11/29/2012 at the average price of $71.7. Timothy P. Mulhere owns at least 8,888 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 4.04% since.About GuruFocus: GuruFocus.com tracks the stocks picks and portfolio holdings of the world's best investors. This value investing site offers stock screeners and valuation tools. And publishes daily articles tracking the latest moves of the world's best investors. GuruFocus also provides promising stock ideas in 3 monthly newsletters sent to Premium Members .