Ventas, Inc. ( VTR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 29, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.79 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 12, 2018. Shareholders who purchased VTR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that VTR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $56.08, the dividend yield is 5.63%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VTR was $56.08, representing a -21.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.56 and a 20.48% 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 $3.44. Zacks Investment Research reports VTR's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as -2.97%, compared to an industry average of 1.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VTR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VTR as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR DJ Wilshire REIT ETF ( RWR )
- Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF ( SPHD )
- iShares Core U.S. REIT ETF ( USRT )
- SPDR DJ Wilshire Global Real Estate ETF ( RWO )
- iShares Trust iShares Global REIT ETF ( REET ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RWR with an increase of 6.43% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VTR at 2.96%.