Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 7.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,247,318 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 357,605 shares during the quarter. Ventas comprises 2.3% of Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 9th largest holding. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. owned about 1.47% of Ventas worth $341,758,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of VTR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 102.9% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 4,041,712 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $280,817,000 after acquiring an additional 2,049,815 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Ventas in the second quarter worth approximately $82,604,000. Capital International Investors lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 47.6% in the second quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 2,938,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $204,188,000 after acquiring an additional 947,370 shares during the period. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 239.9% in the second quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 1,323,636 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $27,443,000 after acquiring an additional 934,164 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 1.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 37,205,113 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,585,012,000 after acquiring an additional 671,502 shares during the period. 89.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $64.09. The stock had a trading volume of 1,322,065 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,710,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.46. Ventas, Inc. has a one year low of $56.20 and a one year high of $72.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,870.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.14 and a beta of 0.09.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). Ventas had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 32.96%. The company had revenue of $899.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $893.18 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.03 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.15 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on VTR shares. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $66.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Capital One Financial Corporation initiated coverage on Ventas in a research note on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $69.00 price target on the stock. Bank of America Corporation lowered Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $72.00 to $71.00 in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ventas presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.20.

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Ventas Profile

Ventas, Inc is a 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 office operations. Under its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company invests in and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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