Jefferies Upgrades Ventas (VTR) to Buy

October 20, 2016 6:44 AM EDT
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Price: $61.90 +0.98%

Rating Summary:
    2 Buy, 14 Hold, 3 Sell

Rating Trend: Down Down

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 30 | Down: 30 | New: 23
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Jefferies upgraded Ventas (NYSE: VTR) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $75.00 (from $65.00).

Analyst Omotayo Okusanya commented, "We are upgrading VTR to a BUY rating and raising our PT to $75 on our improved earnings outlook for 2017/2018. The improved outlook is largely due to recent acquisitions totaling $2.2B that will be accretive to earnings and further diversify the portfolio. In addition, the senior housing operating (SHOP) portfolio SS NOI growth looks set to accelerate in 3Q16."

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Shares of Ventas closed at $67.95 yesterday.

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