Ventas, Inc (VTR) on Wallstrip…'I see Locked Up Old People'

Today, Julie takes a fun look at an all-time high that makes you go hmmmmmm .

I love when we have companies nobody would sispect on Wallstrip. It’s a reminder that Apple, RIMM, Oil, Gold are not the only stocks you can own.

It is a market of stocks and you should be focused on price leaders to learn about real leaders.

Your only decision after that is…can it continue.

Despite the real estate mess and credit crisis, Ventas Inc VTR , has rocked. From Google Finance and Reuters:

Ventas, Inc. a real estate investment trust (REIT) with a portfolio of seniors housing and healthcare-related properties in the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2007, this portfolio consisted of 519 assets, 253 seniors housing communities, 197 skilled nursing facilities, 42 hospitals and 27 medical office, and other properties in 43 states and two Canadian provinces, including 77 seniors housing communities the Company acquired from Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust (Sunrise REIT) on April 26, 2007. With the exception of its medical office buildings (MOBs) and 79 of Ventas, Inc.’s seniors housing communities that are managed by Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (Sunrise) pursuant to long-term management agreements, it leases these properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases, which require the tenants to pay all property-related expenses.

It has not paid to think about real estate for one reason here…DEMAND. As Julie notes in the show, demographics should only get better. An interesting stock indeed (no position).

Brian takes a look at the technicals: