Ventas, Inc.

  • Wait! Before You Sell Your REIT Investments

    By Ryan Guenette - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: EQR, O, VTR

    Everything seems to be going wrong for REITs. The Vanguard REIT ETF is down nearly 20% from 2012 highs, however it may not be the ideal time to blow out of your REIT investments. It could even be an incredible opportunity for long-term minded investors.

    The Good Times Never Seemed So Good

    In May of this year, the REIT industry was rapidly approaching historic highs. The Vanguard REIT ETF, which more »

  • Why Not Only Old-Timers Should Be Interested In This Specialty REIT

    By Ryan Guenette - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, HCP, HCN, SNH, VTR

    One of the major real estate investment trusts invested in health care facilities, Ventas (NYSE: VTR), has risen only 1.13% in 2013, compared to the 12.93% return offered by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

    Ventas is a real estate investment trust invested in health care facilities, including senior housing, specialty care facilities, hospitals, and medical office buildings in 46 states and 2 Canadian provinces. As of the end more »

  • How to Play the Baby Boom

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BKD, HCN, VTR

    With the number of baby boomers growing by 10,000 per day, there has to be money to be made somewhere, right? Baby boomers include individuals born between 1946 and 1964, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, baby boomers make up over 25% of the U.S. population, or an estimated 78 million people.

    Currently, only 13% of Americans are 65 or older, but by 2030, at least more »

  • More Health Care REIT Options

    By Reuben Brewer - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: HR, SNH, VTR

    Health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) have had an impressive run over the last decade. While the prices of these REITs may be elevated, an industry leader points to further opportunities ahead.

    A lot to like

    Despite a run that has taken Health Care REIT's dividend from over 10% to below 5%, the company's management doesn't believe that the health care opportunity is over yet. In more »

  • Is This A Company Investors Should Store Their Money In?

    By Ryan Guenette - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: EQR, HCP, PSA, SPG, VTR

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2013 begins, I would like to focus on a REIT that is a trailblazer in the storage facility industry: Public Storage (NYSE: PSA).

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    The Business:

    Warren Buffett once said, “Never invest in a business you can more »

  • Five Noteworthy Dividend Increases for Friday

    By Brian Nichols - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: NHI, NUS, OXY, PPL, VTR

    In an economy where companies operate with record amounts of cash on their balance sheet and are slow to return capital to shareholders, it is always encouraging to see a company give back. As a result, I am looking at five companies that announced an increase in dividend on Friday or after the market closed on Thursday. These are high-yield stocks that might fit well into your portfolio.

    Overvalued but more »

  • The “Great Rotation” Nonsense

    By Reuben Brewer - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: CA, XOM, HCP, HCN, LMT, RDS-B, TOT, VTR

    The stock market hit massive air pockets when the technology and housing bubbles burst. It has come back from both, but still hasn't offered investors great returns. In fact, if you look from market peak to market peak, stocks haven't gone anywhere in years. Now, with the markets hitting all time highs again, if ever so slightly, some market pundits are calling for more advances on the theory more »

  • Is My Nose Bleeding? I Just Got "Einhorned"

    By Kyle Metivier - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: CI, XLV, VTR

    “I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.” – Rodney Dangerfield

    My name will never be used as a verb. First off, it’s much too difficult for most people to even attempt to pronounce. Looking at it, do you Americanize it? Do you go old school French-Canadian? What’s the proper tense? I’m at peace with it. Believe me, it more »

  • Healthcare: The Last Men Standing

    By Reuben Brewer - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: HCP, HCN, JNJ, VTR

    Healthcare in the United States is in a state of flux. Every company involved is going to see its business change in some way. One related industry, however, is likely to see less change than the others—health care real estate investment trusts.

  • A Medical Office REIT That Can Help You Sleep Well at Night

    By Brad Thomas - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: HCP, HTA, LTC, OHI, VTR

    In 2013 REIT investors should continue to benefit from the low interest rate environment making the juicy dividends much more attractive vs. the 10 year Treasury and corporates - providing a continued low cost of debt tailwind for commercial real estate and REITs.

    For many REIT investors that low interest rate tailwind works best for the sectors that are generating the lowest risk with the highest returns. I like healthcare because more »

  • Stock Picking with Einhorn

    By Kyle Metivier - October 9, 2012 | Tickers: CMG, CI, XLV, VTR, YUM

    When an All-Star fund manager targets one of your stocks as a potential opportunity for a short, what do you do? When the discussion includes jokes people actually laugh at, and a Spielberg-inspired Power Point presentation, what should our initial reaction be? Should we even have one at all? Do we treat these people like E.F. Hutton and throw the investment off a bridge the first chance we get more »

  • Here's to Your Investing Health

    By Kyle Metivier - September 30, 2012 | Tickers: CI, XLV, VTR, WLP

    “The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I haven’t written much (translation: anything), about healthcare stocks due in large part to the Obamacare/Nobamacare/election, fracas that is swimming around every one of us like starving sharks at feeding time. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, more commonly referred to as Obamacare), I think it’s time I started more »

  • Housing the Aging Baby Boomer Population

    By Matthew Luke - August 23, 2012 | Tickers: HCN, SNH, SRZ.DL, VTR

    Many of the best and most profitable investments have been connected to long-term themes. Themes that can product returns for investors for many years, if not decades. One of those next great long-term themes is America’s aging baby boomer population. Generally considered to be people born between the years of 1946 and 1964, the first of the baby boomers reached full retirement age (65) just a few short months ago. The first of nearly 80 million baby boomers who will retire eventually. And one of the next great long-term sub-themes related to this s the future housing situations of these baby boomers.

  • A Heath Care Company Hits a Growth Spurt

    By Matthew DiLallo - August 13, 2012 | Tickers: CYH, HCN, HLS, MPW, VTR

    No matter where you stand on the great heath care debate, one thing is sure -- it is going to keep costing us a lot of money to stay healthy.  Compound that with us getting older, heavier and, well, there just seems to always be more of us, and it’s a recipe for profitable industry growth.  So when things ache or pieces break, we’ll continue to go to that more »

  • A Healthy Way to Invest in Real Estate

    By Matthew DiLallo - June 7, 2012 | Tickers: CYH, HCN, HLS, MPW, VTR

    If you’ve read any of my previous articles you know that dividends are very important to my investing philosophy.  One of the best places to find the type of dividends I like is found in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).  I’ll be looking to allocate at least 10% of my “No Drip, No Mess” Portfolio to REITS as this steady income will provide the funds I’ll more »

  • HCP: Growth Plus Attractive Dividends

    By Maxwell Fisher - March 8, 2012 | Tickers: HCP, HCN, VTR

    The range of real estate investment trust – REIT – stocks allows investors to focus on specific sectors of the commercial real estate market. HCP (NYSE: HCP) is currently the largest REIT company covering the healthcare sector. This stock has recently performed very well for shareholders and there is plenty of long term potential in this corner of the real estate market. REIT stocks also provide investors some diversity against the corporate more »

  • Ventas Aggressively Grows Its Real Estate Portfolio

    By Maxwell Fisher - February 22, 2012 | Tickers: CSA, HCP, HCN, VTR

    Heathcare real estate investment trust Ventas (NYSE: VTR) finished a very aggressive 2011, tripling the size of the company's real estate portfolio over the course of the year. Revenue for 2011 was almost double the receipts of 2010 and the major acquisitions did not close until the middle of the year. Early on into 2012, it appears the purchases will be good for Ventas shareholders and another mid-sized acquisition more »

  • Ventas to acquire Cogdell Spencer

    By Saurabh Kumar - December 29, 2011 | Tickers: CSA, VTR

    Ventas Inc (NYSE: VTR) is planning to acquire Cogdell Spencer Inc. (NYSE: CSA) in a deal that is valued at approximately $217 million. Ventas Inc made news when it purchased Nationwide Health Properties Inc. for $5.8 billion in early February. VTR is a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) that engages in investment and management of Real Estate used in the Healthcare Industry in the US and Canada. Cogdell Spencer more »