Ventas Inc

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Week In Review: REITs Plunge, Third Quarter SEC Filings

    For the week ending December 11, the iShares US Real Estate ETF, the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped, and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF ended on a negative note.

    By Steve Sage
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Fund Flow and Volume Analysis of ICF and PJP

    ICF has observed healthy growth in its fund inflow after negative fund inflow in 2013, surpassing PJP’s total fund inflows in 2014 and 2015.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Innovation and Foreign Investment Drive Welltower’s Growth

    Welltower (HCN) has successfully set itself on a growth trajectory backed by strategic initiatives, aiding its steady top line growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Analysts View HCP Inc. in Fiscal 2018

    Analysts gave HCP a mean price target of $26.59, implying a significant ~17.0% rise from its current level of $22.68.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP’s Performance in Comparison to Its Peers

    HCP has a $2.0 billion credit facility with maturity in 2021, and the majority of its debt matures after 2019.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP and Its Falling Shareholder Returns

    HCP has indicated that the recently enacted Tax Cut and Jobs Act could materially and adversely affect the company and its stockholders.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP’s Portfolio Riding on Developments, Acquisitions, and More

    In 4Q17, HCP recorded an $84.0 million impairment on the debt investment and reduced the value to $105.0 million.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP Inc.’s Expanding Medical Office Portfolio

    Rental revenues for HCP increased ~3.0% from $392.0 million in 2016 to $400.0 million in 2017.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chart in Focus: HCP’s Life Science Portfolio

    Life Science is an 8.0 million square foot portfolio and represents ~25.0% of HCP’s NOI.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare Trust of America Maintains Its ‘Buy’ Rating in 2018

    Analysts gave HTA a mean price target of $33.38, implying a significant ~26.0% rise from its current level of $26.30.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP Beats Funds from Operations, Misses on Revenues in 4Q17

    For 2017, HCP’s funds from operation stood at $1.95 per share, and its same-store cash NOI growth was 3.4%.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare Trust of America’s Performance in Comparison to Its Peers

    HTA has earnings per share of $0.33 and a PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of ~111.0x.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP’s Cautious View for Its Senior Housing Portfolio in 2018

    HCP Inc. has a diversified senior housing portfolio, which has a balanced mix of triple net and SHOP (senior housing operating portfolio).

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Healthcare Trust of America Rewards Its Investors

    HTA paid dividends of $1.17 in 2015, $1.19 in 2016, and $1.21 in 2017.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare Trust of America’s Strategic Rationale

    HTA has 3.4% combined pro forma same-store NOI growth, and its development assets are currently 86.0% pre-leased.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HTA’s Portfolio Riding on Investments, Acquisitions, and More

    Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) completed investments of $2.7 billion in 2017, and 90% of these properties are in key strategic markets.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare Trust of America and Its Growth Story

    Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) has centers in more than 20 key markets in the US, covering 24 million square feet.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ventas Is Trading at a Discount to Peers

    Funds from operation (or FFO) for Ventas (VTR) for 3Q17 stood at $1.04 per share.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ventas Stock Is Falling

    The recent increase in interest rates has impacted the performance of VTR.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Ventas’s Balance Sheet Look?

    Ventas (VTR) has a strong flexible balance sheet and excellent liquidity.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Welltower Is Rewarding Its Shareholders

    Welltower (HCN) announced a dividend of $0.87 per share for 3Q17 from the previous guidance $0.86 in 3Q16. The dividend yield stands at ~5.6%.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Welltower’s Efficiently Managed Debt and Balance Sheet

    Welltower (HCN) has kept its balance sheet in good shape. It has a cash balance of $236 million and $2.6 billion in credit line availability.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Welltower’s 3Q17 Performance and Outlook

    Welltower (HCN) increased its SSNOI (same-store net operating income) to 2.5%–3% from 2.25%–3%. This slight increase is due to strong seniors’ housing operating performance.

    By Raina Brown
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    Industrials

    How Ventas’s Dividend Yield Compares

    Revenue and earnings Ventas (VTR) is a major REIT in the United States and Canada. The company’s revenue growth slowed from 18% in 2015 to just 5% in 2016. The growth was driven by all of its segments, through resident fees and services, office building and other service revenue, and income from loans and investments, […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Post-2Q17 Comparison of the Top 3 Healthcare REITs

    Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) is the most premium among our top three healthcare REITs in terms of price-to-FFO multiple.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Healthcare REITs Rewarded Stockholders in 2Q17

    REITs are required to pay 90.0% of their profits to shareholders in the form of share buybacks or dividends.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare REITs and Their 2Q17 Capital Deployment Strategies

    Welltower spent $292.0 million on development and expansion in 2Q17. Of that, $110.0 million was spent on acquisitions.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare REITs and How They Managed Expenses in 2Q17

    Healthcare REITs fund their working capital through debt and equity. So it’s important to optimize their spending in order to maximize income.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Ahead for the Top 3 Healthcare REITs?

    Strong performance in skilled nursing facilities prompted Welltower management to increase its same-store net operating income guidance for fiscal 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top-Line and Bottom-Line Results for Healthcare REITs in 2Q17

    Healthcare REITs have positioned their properties in premium locations where there’s high income growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top 3 Healthcare REITs after 2Q17: A Comparative Analysis

    Healthcare REITs that own senior care facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes are seeing growth. With the aging population rising, the need for critical healthcare facilities is also rising.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    Welltower Compared to Other Industry Players after 2Q17

    Welltower’s current price-to-FFO multiple is 17.34x. It had higher-than-expected results in 2Q17 and has an optimistic outlook for fiscal 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Welltower Maintained a Strong Balance Sheet in 2Q17

    Wellstone’s debt-to-equity ratio stood at 0.81x for 2Q17. That was lower than the industry mean of 1.07x.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Welltower Rewarded Stockholders in 2Q17

    On June 30, 2017, Welltower (HCN) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.87. The dividend is scheduled to be paid on August 21, 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Welltower Fared in Terms of Cost Control in 2Q17

    Higher same-store NOI (net operating income) and a strong demand for premium senior housing facilities drove Welltower’s profits during the quarter.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Wall Street Rate Welltower among Healthcare REITs?

    Welltower’s (HCN) expected performance in 2017 is reflected in analysts’ ratings for its stock. Analysts have given HCN a mean price target of $72.19.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Welltower to Its Industry Peers

    The price-to-FFO (funds from operations) multiple is the most popular method of valuing real estate investment trusts (or REIT) such as Welltower (HCN).

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Well Does Welltower Return Value to Its Shareholders?

    Healthcare REITs such as Welltower (HCN) have to pay at least 90% of their taxable incomes as shareholder returns in order to function as REITs.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Obamacare Has Affected Welltower and Healthcare REITs

    The new administration under President Donald Trump has taken a key step toward repealing the Affordable Health Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Welltower Maintain Its Business Momentum in the Future?

    Welltower’s (HCN) strategic presences in high-barrier and affluent markets help it to maintain its leadership in the healthcare infrastructure industry.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Welltower: A Healthcare REIT Poised to Grow amid Macro Headwinds

    Amid uncertainty in the healthcare sector, Welltower has been able to maintain its business momentum on the back of higher operating efficiency and strategic initiatives.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Miscellaneous

    Comparing Growth and Value Stock Sectors

    The SPDR S&P 500 Growth ETF (SPYG) has generated a YTD return of 13.3% versus 4.3% from the SPDR S&P 500 Value ETF (SPYV).

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Would Negative Interest Rates Impact REITs?

    A fall in interest rates makes REITs more attractive dividend-yielding investments compared to bonds. This is because REITs have been traditionally viewed as dividend-yielding investments.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare REITs Continue Their Strong Run

    Healthcare REITs have shown resilience in the rising rate environment. REITs will likely be hurt more in this environment since they have to incur higher expenses.

    By Steve Sage
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    REIT Capitalization Rates Fall as Prices Surge

    Average capitalization rates in 2Q15 fell to 7.5% across all the property types compared to 8.35% in 2Q14.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Financial Sector Performance Review, Week Ended September 11

    The savings and loans subgroup performed best in XLF in the week ended September 11. It rose 2.31% in value, while the diversified financial services subgroup rose 1.17%.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are Capitalization Rates Important for Investors?

    The capitalization rate, or cap rate, is an important concept in the commercial real estate industry. It’s defined as an initial yield on a real estate investment.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Methods Are Used to Determine REITs’ Valuation?

    Traditional valuation methods don’t apply to REITs because their operations are different from traditional companies. REITs are valued based on three main techniques.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY’s Struggle with Wall Street Continues

    Of the 502 constituent stocks of SPY, only 23 recorded positive returns on Wall Street on August 20. Only seven stocks traded at a closing price above their moving averages.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    REITs’ Dividend Yield Is Higher Compared to Other Asset Classes

    The dividend yield is calculated as an annual dividend divided by the share price. REIT dividend yields can be compared to the yields of other asset classes.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Factors Drive REIT Earnings?

    Economic growth is the major factor that determines REITs’ growth. An uptick in economic fundamentals positively affects the REITs by increasing business growth.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Sectoral Equity REITs Are Available to Investors?

    Equity REITs dominate the REIT market. They account for almost 90% of the total market capitalization of all the REITs. They include specialized REITs.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Different Types of REITs?

    There are three types of REITs—equity REITs, mortgage REITs, and hybrid REITs. Mortgage REITs lend money to landlords and their operators to purchase a property.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Investing in REITs

    Every investment comes with certain advantages and disadvantages. REITs are no exception. There are benefits and risks associated with investing in REITs.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Regulatory Requirements to Qualify as a REIT?

    To qualify as a REIT, a company must make REIT election by filing a Form 1120-REIT with the IRS. This is essential to reduce or eliminate corporate tax.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Mortgage Applications Dip, Housing Market Seeks Revival

    Mortgage applications really dove during the fourth quarter last year. They recovered a little in January, but fell again in February 2015.

    By Surbhi Jain
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