Gulf International Bank UK Ltd raised its position in Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 5.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 103,116 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 5,300 shares during the period. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd’s holdings in Ventas were worth $7,283,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Ventas by 3.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 47,121,460 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,431,385,000 after buying an additional 1,388,990 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of Ventas by 0.8% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 19,342,806 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,408,544,000 after buying an additional 149,224 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its position in shares of Ventas by 0.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 13,250,853 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $964,927,000 after buying an additional 120,258 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Ventas by 6.6% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 11,848,718 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $862,824,000 after buying an additional 731,760 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Ventas by 0.8% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 5,691,895 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $414,484,000 after buying an additional 47,179 shares during the period. 90.19% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded down 0.9830% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $60.4697. 1,488,042 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $63.99 and its 200-day moving average is $69.11. The company has a market cap of $21.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.6261 and a beta of 0.18. Ventas Inc. has a 12-month low of $46.87 and a 12-month high of $76.80.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.02. Ventas had a net margin of 16.61% and a return on equity of 5.76%. The firm earned $867.12 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $842.66 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.09 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Ventas Inc. will post $4.12 EPS for the current year.

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VTR has been the topic of several analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price target on shares of Ventas from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, August 8th. Jefferies Group raised shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $65.00 to $75.00 in a report on Thursday, October 20th. Hilliard Lyons raised shares of Ventas from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 11th. Mizuho lowered shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $63.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, November 21st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered shares of Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $65.00 to $55.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.50.

Ventas Company Profile

Ventas, Inc is a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and MOB operations. In its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company acquires and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

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