The Bottom Line on Ventas, Inc. (VTR), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) shares were trading lower by -0.33 percent ($-0.21) at $63.05 a piece in Wednesday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $63.26. VTR trades with a P/S ratio of 6.41. This is lower than the both industry’s 89.99 and the wider sector’s 13.12. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 33.43 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 37.69. Shares of VTR have downtrended -6.62% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -10.11% in that time. Ventas, Inc. (VTR) has a market cap of $22.58 billion and over the last 12 months, Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has gone weaker by -4.92%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:VTR) price has been as high as $72.36 and as low as $56.2. Ventas, Inc. earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 0.2% over the last 5 years.

Ventas, Inc. (Mean Target Price: $65.75)

The average 1-year price target for Ventas, Inc. (VTR) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $65.75/share. That’s a potential 4.28 increase relative to where Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $55. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $71.

Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 3.2 for Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) also leans strongly towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Of the 20 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track VTR 15 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 5, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Ventas, Inc. versus those who think you should sell it. A 1 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while4 believe that investors should either steer clear of VTR or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) Cheap From Peers?

Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) knifed -0.34 percent lower and now trades for $41.35. JCI comes in with a P/S ratio of 0.74 that’s below 1, potentially implying that it could be cheap relative to the overall sector (13.12) and its peers (89.99). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.92 . During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $46.17 and as low as $36.74. Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 29% over the last 5 years. Shares of JCI have sank -5.05% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -8.41% in that time.

Johnson Controls International plc (Price Objective: $47.19)

Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) has a market cap of $38.68 billion and over the last 12 months, JCI has risen by 4.44%. The average 1-year price target for (JCI) reveals an average price target of $47.19 per share. That’s a potential 14.12 gain from where (NYSE:JCI) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $36. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $54.

Analyst Thoughts About Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 17 analysts — of 2.3 for Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Johnson Controls International plc 7 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 10 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 10 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:JCI) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.