Financial Results, Quarterly Dividends, and Expiration of Exchange Offers - Research Report on Ventas, HCP, American Equity,

 Financial Results, Quarterly Dividends, and Expiration of Exchange Offers -
Research Report on Ventas, HCP, American Equity, Arthur J Gallagher, and Sabra
                               Health Care REIT

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NEW YORK, October 31, 2013

NEW YORK, October 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Ventas,
Inc. (NYSE: VTR), HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP), American Equity Investment Life
Holding Co. (NYSE: AEL), Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) and Sabra Health
Care REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBRA). Today's readers may access these reports free
of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

Ventas, Inc. Research Report

On October 25, 2013, Ventas, Inc. (Ventas) reported its Q3 2013 financial
results with total revenues of $712.4 million, representing an increase of
11.5% YoY. Net income attributable to common stockholders came in at $118.3
million or $0.40 per diluted share, compared with $111.9 million or $0.38 per
diluted share in Q3 2012. Normalized Funds from Operations (FFO) during the
quarter stood at $307.2 million, as against $284.9 million in Q3 2012. Ventas
Chairman and CEO Debra A. Cafaro commented, "Ventas delivered another quarter
of record results by assertively investing capital, raising capital and
managing our diverse, high-quality portfolio of seniors housing and healthcare
assets. We also positioned Ventas to succeed in the future by maintaining
strong liquidity through a highly successful bond issuance, by acquiring over
a billion dollars in higher growth private pay assets, and by completing
favorable lease extensions with our valued tenant Kindred Healthcare." For
full-year 2013, Ventas now anticipates its normalized FFO per diluted share to
range between $4.12 and $4.14, as against its prior guidance of $4.06 to $4.10
per diluted share. The Full Research Report on Ventas, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/3b95_VTR]

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HCP, Inc. Research Report

On October 24, 2013, HCP, Inc. (HCP) announced that its Board of Directors has
declared a quarterly common stock cash dividend of c.$0.53 per share, which
will be payable on November 19, 2013 to stockholders of record as of the close
of business on November 4, 2013. The Full Research Report on HCP, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/6c26_HCP]

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American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. Research Report

On October 22, 2013, American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (American
Equity) announced the expiration and final results of its formerly reported
exchange offers to purchase for cash and newly issued shares of its common
stock, any and all of its $200 million principal amount of outstanding 3.50%
Convertible Senior Notes due by 2015 (the 2015 Notes) along with any and all
of its $115.8 million principal amount of outstanding 5.25% Contingent
Convertible Senior Notes due by 2029 (the 2029 Notes). The Company stated that
the exchange offers expired at 12:00 midnight, NYCT, at the end of October 21,
2013 (the Expiration Date). American Equity informed that as of the
expiration of the Exchange Offers, $72.3 million in aggregate principal amount
of 2015 Notes and $29.6 million in aggregate principal amount of 2029 Notes
were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn. The Full Research Report on
American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/53f4_AEL]

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Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Research Report

On October 23, 2013, Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (Arthur J Gallagher) declared a
regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per share on the Common Stock of the
Company, payable on December 20, 2013 to stockholders of record as of December
4, 2013. The Full Research Report on Arthur J Gallagher & Co. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/66ae_AJG]

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Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. Research Report

On October 23, 2013, Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Sabra) announced Q3 2013
financial results with revenues at $32.9 million, up 26.5% YoY. Normalized FFO
for the quarter came in at $17.9 million or $0.47 per diluted share, compared
with $13.2 million or $0.35 per diluted share in Q3 2012. Sabra added that
during Q3 2013, the Company entered into an agreement to provide up to $66.8
million of construction financing to FPMC Fort Worth Realty Partners, LP
(Forest Park - Fort Worth) for the construction of a 54-bed acute care
hospital located in Fort Worth, Texas. Rick Matros, CEO and Chairman,
commented, "Following quarter end, we completed our biggest investments to
date as delineated in yesterday's announcement. Our investment in three Forest
Park Medical Center hospitals goes a long way to diversifying Sabra's tenant
base and concentration in skilled nursing. We also believe that these
hospitals are well-positioned in the context of health care reform." Further,
Sabra's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.34 per
share of common stock, payable to stockholders of record as of the close of
business on November 15, 2013 on November 29, 2013. The Full Research Report
on Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/6ee4_SBRA]

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