Ventas, Inc. ( VTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.793 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 14, 2019. Shareholders who purchased VTR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 0.38% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $59.19, the dividend yield is 5.36%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VTR was $59.19, representing a -9.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.70 and a 27.17% increase over the 52 week low of $46.55.
VTR is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ) and Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ). VTR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.05. Zacks Investment Research reports VTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as -2.52%, compared to an industry average of .6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VTR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VTR as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Trust iShares Residential Real Estate ETF ( REZ )
- iShares Trust ( ICF )
- SPDR DJ Wilshire REIT ETF ( RWR )
- Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Real Estate ETF ( EWRE )
- The Long-Term Care ETF ( OLD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is REZ with an decrease of -2.79% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VTR at 6.75%.