Ventas, Inc. ( VTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 17, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.73 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 30, 2015. Shareholders who purchased VTR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -7.59% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $54.48, the dividend yield is 5.36%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VTR was $54.48, representing a -33.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $81.93 and a 10.48% increase over the 52 week low of $49.31.
VTR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and Public Storage ( PSA ). VTR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.25. Zacks Investment Research reports VTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -.89%, compared to an industry average of 8%.
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 REIT ETF ( ICF )
- Schwab U.S. REIT ETF ( SCHH )
- Vanguard REIT ETF - DNQ ( VNQ )
- SPDR DJ Wilshire REIT ETF ( RWR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is REZ with an increase of 4.54% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VTR at 6.51%.