|Bid||65.80 x 1300|
|Ask||66.92 x 800|
|Day's Range||66.77 - 68.92|
|52 Week Range||51.80 - 73.74|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.28|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||52.69|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.17 (4.60%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Optimism in the U.S housing market has likely provided AGNC Investment (AGNC) with opportunities in the securitized mortgage securities market. Yet, high financing costs will likely impact Q2 results.
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One of the biggest contributing factors for Donald Trump's electoral victory in 2016 was fear. Like a marketing expert, the then-real estate mogul tapped into underlying industrial blue-collar concerns about job displacement; hence, we heard topics such as coal that haven't been raised in quite some time. But the overriding reality is that nominally, nothing beats the service sector. Logically, then, you should consider adding services stocks to your portfolio.If you look at the numbers, it's not a foreign "other" that's creating a paradigm shift in the blue-collar workspace. Instead, the advent of technologies such as the internet, digitalization, and e-commerce have sparked massive opportunities in the service sector. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this entire segment generated $15.5 trillion at the end of 2017. That alone is enough reason to justify pushing services stocks to buy.It's also quite telling that a majority of the sub-segments within the service industry are primarily white-collar occupations. Categories like information, finance and insurance, and even arts, entertainment, and recreation produced relatively strong single-digit revenue growth. On the other hand, areas such as utilities, and transportation and warehousing, suffered conspicuous declines.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsUnsurprisingly, economic components like the latter two categories are most at risk for automation. Of course, that represents a significant concern for the labor market. However, as an investor toward services stocks, automation can be a wonderful tool to maintain relevancy. * 7 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy Automation or not, the best part about the service sector is its broad reach. Unlike other lists of stocks to buy, you will almost surely find something to like.With that, here are seven services stocks to order up for the rest of the year. Ventas (VTR)Anytime you're pondering the best stocks to buy, you go where the demand is. In the case of healthcare real-estate investment trust Ventas (NYSE:VTR), no matter how advanced technology becomes, it can never replace the human element involved in senior-living provisions. Although this segment has been quite choppy in recent years, VTR stock shows significant fundamental promise.For one thing, we're on the cusp of a dramatic demographic shift. Following the end of World War II, people got, well, busy. That resulted in an unprecedented surge in population size. And because of this dynamic, we're seeing 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old daily. In a few more years, these individuals may consider senior-assisted living, which bolsters the case for VTR stock.Moreover, Ventas may organically benefit from political tailwinds. Developments within the Medicare Advantage program suggest that seniors will have greater access to federal funds for senior-care residential expenses. This implies a greater willingness to use senior services, which obviously assists VTR stock. Service Corporation (SCI)I love stocks that focus on the retirement sector. That said, no matter how much we take care of our seniors, they will eventually die. Given this inevitability, we have two choices: we can pretend that death won't affect us, or we can proactively strategize for it. Either way, you're going to die too. And this is the brutal investment thesis behind Service Corporation (NYSE:SCI) and SCI stock.Before we dive in, I must admit that I don't like buying into shares on a hot streak. Year-to-date, SCI stock is up nearly 19%, thus explaining my hesitancy. Moreover, SCI has exceeded its prior all-time high during the late 1990s. Plus, there are some rumblings about competition threatening the top players. With all that said, I'm long-term bullish. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 and Beyond As I mentioned earlier, it's a simple and brutal proposition. A recession - if it occurs - won't stop people from dying. Indeed, it might accelerate deaths nationwide. Cynically, this benefits SCI stock. Furthermore, we have a wave of humanity from the baby boom that will say their last goodbyes. I think there's more than enough "demand" to satisfy market players. H&R Block (HRB)We've all heard this adage: nothing is certain but death and taxes. In most cases in which this statement is uttered, it's a reflection of life's cruel inevitabilities. But for someone looking for viable services stocks to buy, it's a brilliant (and free) piece of advice. If you're squeamish about death care, you should try your hand at tax care with H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) and HRB stock.As my friend and InvestorPlace colleague Will Ashworth wrote, I see potential with HRB stock. Sure, it's a tough road. H&R Block doesn't have the greatest financials. And to Ashworth's countering arguments, the company faces competitive threats from fintech innovations. But with the massive shift toward the "gig economy," the demand for HRB's services will only rise.Plus, I have a quick word about fintech innovations. I'm a smart guy, but there are two things that drive me insane: deciphering healthcare policies and taxes. Last year, the tax code changed and it was a nightmare to finish my obligatory payments to Uncle Sam. That's a sentiment shared by many others. The point is, interacting with an app or program is the last thing I want to do on April 15.In other words, get me a human. Get me HRB stock. RCI Hospitality (RICK)When you invest, you really should adopt an agnostic viewpoint: you want to focus on the numbers and the broader fundamentals. With that in mind, when one of the best services stocks to buy is RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK).How do I describe the underlying business of RICK stock without triggering unwanted attention? Let's just say that RCI specializes in upscale rhythmic-gyration establishments. These are services that you've never advantaged, but you know many friends that do.All joking aside, the pulsating action that occurs here is serious stuff. You know what they say about the "intimacy" industry being recession-proof? Nothing is truly recession proof, of course, but this particular service performed remarkably well in the last major downturn. With questions sprouting about the current economy, this is a good reason to buy RICK stock. * 10 Stocks to Sell for an Economic Slowdown The other is that shares are on deep discount. On a YTD basis, RICK stock has lost nearly 19%. However, I don't see this lasting because of this sector's obvious demand base. Match Group (MTCH)When used correctly and safely, online dating is a wonderful experience for many reasons. Primarily, it's the culmination of the marriage between technology and tradition. After all, a successful outcome typically leads to expanded families and more humans on the earth.Secondly, online dating gives dorks like me a chance to do the latter. I have a special place in my heart for Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH). But does that mean you should buy MTCH stock?The short answer is yes. Not because of my inability to engage with the opposite sex, but because millions of Americans apparently feel the same. According to the Pew Research Center, attitudes overall toward online dating has shifted positively. Naturally, this is especially true for the young demographic. Because millennials dominate the workforce, this is a key reason supporting MTCH stock.Another factor bolstering Match's inclusion among services stocks to buy is rising participation. Approximately 50 million Americans have tried online dating, and most of them are looking for relationships. It's safe to say that MTCH stock will remain relevant for a very long time. Uber (UBER)Source: Shutterstock Without hesitation, I would place Uber Technologies (NYSE:UBER) on any list of services stocks to buy. Because of the rise in technology and automation, we're at a unique time in human development. Companies are just now executing tech platforms that genuinely help the average person, rather than innovating for innovation's sake. Due to this one simple fact, I'm long-term bullish on UBER stock.By now, you've all heard of Uber and most likely use it on a frequent basis. But I didn't really understand the power of this innovation until I recently traveled to eastern Europe. Getting around in the former Soviet bloc is at times a tricky affair, especially if you're not a local. But with Uber, all critical operation occurred inside an intuitive app: I just needed to show up.And how could I trust this ride-sharing app in an unfamiliar part of the world? Simple: with Uber, you witness the free market working in real time. If an Uber driver wanted to deliberately harm me, guess what? That person is out of a job that they probably need. It's this ability to open up new doors is one of many reasons why I'm confident in UBER stock. MedMen Enterprises (MMNFF)Source: Shutterstock Decades from now, we'll look back and recognize green investments as one of the transformative services stocks to buy. No, I'm not talking about the environment, although that's important too. Rather, I'm talking about marijuana, which now that I think about it is part of the environment. So perhaps the cannabis industry is a win-win for everyone!Admittedly, that statement is a stretch. But I'm not joking about cannabis stocks to buy. Although they're going through a rough patch right now, I'm sure they'll recover. In the meantime, you can pick up great companies on discount. And if you're a true speculator, you should consider MedMen Enterprises (OTCMKTS:MMNFF) and MMNFF stock.Why MedMen? With recreational legalization trends gaining electoral steam, MedMen raced to the top tier among marijuana dispensaries. They specialize in a wide range of premium cannabis products from "botanicals" to edibles. And the emphasis on quality is what separates MMNFF stock from the run-of-the-mill dispensary.During the dark days, merely having access to weed was a plus. Now, with federal legalization probably on the horizon at some point, just having weed isn't enough; instead, you must have the good stuff. With MedMen establishing a premium brand in marijuana's nascent stage, I expect MMNFF stock to steadily move higher.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Best Stocks for 2019: A Volatile First Half * 7 Simple Ways for Young Investors to Invest Their First $1,000 * 6 Stocks to Buy Based on Insider Buying The post 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Prologis' (PLD) Q2 results likely to reflect solid fundamentals of industrial real estate market, backed by a strengthening e-commerce market, though supply is also rising.
Ventas Inc NYSE:VTRView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for VTR with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting VTR. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $6.75 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold VTR are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. VTR credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Ventas' (VTR) five-year road map to earnings growth is encouraging. However, near-term growth hurdles like softness in the seniors housing market and stiff competition are concerns.
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Following through on the gains made earlier this week, the S&P 500 rallied another 0.95% on Thursday, just touching record-highs as a result. Although impressive, the rally is also fragile and may actually be setting up a sizeable wave of profit-taking.Source: Allan Ajifo via Wikimedia (Modified)Whatever it was, pot stocks set the tone. Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) was up more than 2% on news that shareholders had approved its impending acquisition of Acreage, while Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) popped more than 9% on some renewed industry-wide sentiment.PG&E (NYSE:PCG) was the day's biggest major-name winner though, up nearly 15% after California Governor Gavin Newsom suggested the state's government help facilitate a way for the utility company to pay for the fire damage it contributed to last year. The organization continues to find itself in a more manageable position.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 6 Stocks Ready to Bounce on a Trade Deal None are names that are great trading prospects as we head into the final day of the workweek, however. Instead, take a look at the stock charts of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Ventas (NYSE:VTR) for trading possibilities. Ventas (VTR)It was only a few days ago Ventas was knocking on the door of a big breakout move. The only line left to cross was a modestly important technical ceiling right around $65. And, given the momentum already in place by that time, which was backed by a long-term support line, the odds of that move taking shape were high.That breakout move did end up taking shape. But, consider this a cancellation of that call, and even a reversal of it. VTR stock is up 10% since that last look, and had been up as much as 13%. But, yesterday's high and a couple of other clues all suggest the effort has run its course and is now out of gas. Click to Enlarge * While trends need volume to remain in place, volume surges like the one Ventas dished out on Thursday often indicate a final flushout of would-be buyers. The way VTR peeled back from the intraday high also says the profit-takers are already starting to take over. * Zooming out to the weekly chart we see two immediate red flags. One of them is the way yesterday's peak aligns with all the major highs going back to 2013. The other is the fact that the RSI indicator has just entered overbought territory. General Electric (GE)For months now, General Electric have been working on a recovery move, but it always seems to be up-ended right before it solidifies. Those months have been spent in vain, however. The bulls and bears have inadvertently drawn key lines in the sand that, if crossed, would likely flag a longer-lived move rather than more choppiness.The buyers finally -- albeit quietly -- pushed GE stock over what had become a well-established ceiling. Better yet, it happened with solid support behind the move, and has brought another bullish trigger within reach. * 7 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy With Little Debt and Lots of Profits Click to Enlarge * The ceiling that was hurdled on Thursday is the $10.49 level, marked in yellow on both stock charts. GE shares had been unable to move above that line despite three attempts since March. The fourth one yesterday worked. * Just as impressive is the buying volume that's taken shape with the recent advance. Tuesday's and Thursday's gains were both made on above average volume, hinting there may be a lot of would-be buyers waiting in the wings for a victory like yesterday's. * It's not happened yet, but the purple 50-day moving average line is about to cross above the white 200-day moving average line. This so-called golden cross is viewed as a buying trigger for many investors, and could accelerate the effort. Verizon Communications (VZ)Finally, with nothing more than a passing glance it would look as if Verizon Communications shares are just going through a patch of volatility that can be expected as part of a longer-term uptrend. And, perhaps that's all this is.A lengthier and more critical look, however, also shows that distinct possibility that VZ shares are slowly winding their way into a bit of technical trouble. Although it will still take a few days to know for sure, and any problems wouldn't be terribly devastating, the threat is significant enough to start watching out for now. Click to Enlarge * The looming red flag is the potential death cross, where the purple 50-day moving average falls below the white 200-day moving average line, spurring algorithm-based selling as well as spooking casual chart watchers. * At the same time, note there has already been a string of lower highs since November's peak, and the weekly chart's MACD lines continue to sink. The momentum is already downward. * For better or worse, should Verizon shares stumble, the daily chart shows a likely support area around $52.50, while the weekly chart's big floor is the rising support line that has tagged all the major lows going back to mid-2017.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for a Noisy Market * 5 Strong Buy Biotech Stocks for the Second Half * 6 Stocks Ready to Bounce on a Trade Deal Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Verizon, General Electric and Ventas appeared first on InvestorPlace.
With the first-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the first quarter. One of these stocks was Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) investors should be aware […]
Ventas (VTR) announces four new projects in its university-based Research & Innovation (R&I) segment. These developments are part of its $1.5-billion investment pipeline announced this February.
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The real estate investment trust (REIT) sector rallied again toward a record high in midday trading Monday, boosted by a rally in 10-year Treasurys that pushed the yield down toward a near 2-year low. The SPDR Real Estate Select Sector ETF climbed 0.6%, as 27 of 32 components gained ground, and as 12 components reached 52-week highs, to put it on track for a 4th-straight record close. Among the more-active components, shares of Ventas Inc. climbed 1.8%, Kimco Realty Corp. rose 1.7%, HCP Inc. gained 0.9% and Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. hiked up 0.9%, while Weyerhaeuser Co. fell 0.6%. The REIT sector is often viewed as a defensive bond proxy given its relatively high dividend yield, so disappointing data that pushed Treasury yields lower can attract investors. On Monday, disappointing manufacturing and home builder sentiment data knocked the 10-year Treasury yield down 1.3 basis points to 2.080%, or well below the REIT ETF's dividend yield of 3.14%. The ETF has now rallied 7.0% over the past three months while the Dow Jones Industrial Average , which has an implied dividend yield of 2.07%, has gained 1.1%.
It was back and forth all day yesterday, and when all was said and done, the tug-of-war essentially ended in a tie. The S&P 500 lost 0.03% of its value on Tuesday, squelching the rally effort for a day, but at least keeping the market positioned for another try that doesn't have to start with a lot of groundwork.Source: Allan Ajifo via Wikimedia (Modified)Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) did more than its fair share of damage, falling 2.5% mostly following worries that its newest graphics cards may be priced too high. Sprint (NYSE:S) actually lost more ground though, off nearly 6% in response to news that several states were suing to block its intended merger with rival T-Mobile US (NASDAQ:TMUS).There were some big winners all the same though. Chief among them was the 6.7% gain metal company Vale (NYSE:VALE) logged, mostly as a bounce back from news that it would be spending nearly $2 billion to shutter nine dams in Brazil where the company has suffered from multiple fatal dam breaks.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession None are particularly compelling prospects as we move into Wednesday's trading, however. Rather, pay close attention to the stock charts of Under Armour (NYSE:UA), General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Ventas (NYSE:VTR). Here's what's most noteworthy for each. Ventas (VTR)The last time we looked at Ventas back in November, it had just popped above a nagging resistance line, which put it en route to higher highs. And, that's what happened. VTR poked above resistance around $58.40, and by December, it was trading around $65.50. That's when VTR shares bumped into another set of resistance lines.Those ceilings are still a problem. But, they're also now just part of a much bigger consolidation effort that's about to come to an end. A huge converging wedge shape is nearing its point, and Ventas has already knocked one of them over. The last big one is in reach. Click to Enlarge * The final line in the sand is plotted in yellow on both stock charts. Although VTR shares poked above that ceiling once last month, it has otherwise been the big resistance level. * Zooming out to the daily chart you can see several different support and resistance lines, each of which puts the stock in a successively bullish position. Under Armour (UA)Under Armour has tried three times since April of last year to get back in a bullish groove. The first two times failed, and the third one is now underway. Given its history and the fact that the stock is once again overbought, odds are good this third time won't be the charm either. However, the fact that UA shares continue to take swings suggests it's only a matter of time before the effort finds success. Best of all, it's crystal clear where Under Armour shares will slide out of its rut and into a prolonged uptrend. * 10 Smart Dividend Stocks for the Rest of the Year Click to Enlarge * The big resistance line to watch is currently near $23.50, marked with a white dashed line on both stock charts. That ceiling tags all the major peaks since last year, including the one from Monday. * Zooming out to the weekly timeframe, we can see what happens when the stochastic lines move into overbought condition like we are now. The bulls may find more success at a slower pace, though they'll need to peel back from here either way to make that happen. * The weekly chart also clarifies how much room there is to recover the big selloff from 2016, once the effort gets moving at a sustainable pace. General Electric (GE)All of the rebound efforts General Electric shares have made since the beginning of the year have proven fruitless, making the current one suspect. Indeed, most would-be buyers have lost interest in GE, and aren't even aware that the once-struggling company's shares are even toying with a true rebound.Yet, now's precisely the time investors need to put General Electric back on their radars, and watchlists. Although not over the last of its key hurdles yet, it quietly moved above one big one, and is within sight of the final one. It's not the ideal effort thus far, but there's still a whole lot working in favor the recovery move. * It's evident on the daily chart, but only fully appreciable on the weekly chart … the moving average lines that have been diverging since the beginning of 2017 are converging again. It's a major clue of transition. * As of Tuesday, GE shares are back above the 200-day moving average line, plotted in white on both stock charts. * Although the weekly chart shows us the Chaikin line is back above zero, the daily chart makes it clear that there's not much volume behind the recovery effort so far. * The make-or-break level is right around $10.50, plotted in yellow on both stock charts, where the stock has peaked a couple of different times since March.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. 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Acquisition of seniors housing portfolio valued at $1.8 billion, including construction in progress, will likely help Ventas (VTR) in diversifying its assets, business model and operator base.