Ventas Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.79 per share, a 9 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.725 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on December 31, 2014 to shareholders of record at close of business on December 22, 2014. Ventas Incorporated is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.
Analysis of Valuation of Ventas Incorporated (Symbol VTR).
Ventas Incorporated is trading below its average price/book value (P/BV) range. Ventas Inc. is trading slightly above its average dividend yield range.
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Ventas Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)
Explanation: Dividend growth financial stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/book value and current yield analysis. Dividend financial stocks trading at a low historical price/book value (P/BV) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/BV ratio stocks. Max P/BV price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/BV ratio. Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.
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