| Ventas is a real estate investment trust with a portfolio of senior housing communities, medical office buildings (MOBs), life science, research and innovation centers, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Co.'s segments are: triple-net leased properties, which invests in and owns senior housing and healthcare properties and leases to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases; senior housing operating portfolio, which invests in senior housing communities and engages independent managers to operate and manage those communities; and office operations, which acquires, owns, develops, leases and manages MOBs and life science, research and innovation centers. The VTR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the VTR YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether VTR YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the VTR YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.