FDx Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 2.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 94,509 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 2,191 shares during the quarter. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $6,155,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in VTR. Gotham Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ventas during the first quarter valued at about $278,000. Atria Investments LLC increased its position in shares of Ventas by 25.9% during the second quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 4,363 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $303,000 after buying an additional 897 shares during the period. National Pension Service increased its position in shares of Ventas by 12.0% during the second quarter. National Pension Service now owns 342,583 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $23,710,000 after buying an additional 36,747 shares during the period. Professional Advisory Services Inc. increased its position in shares of Ventas by 11.3% during the second quarter. Professional Advisory Services Inc. now owns 236,125 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $16,406,000 after buying an additional 23,928 shares during the period. Finally, Edmp Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Ventas during the second quarter valued at about $765,000. Institutional investors own 89.09% of the company’s stock.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE VTR) traded up $0.19 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $65.00. 218,771 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,690,000. Ventas, Inc. has a 1-year low of $56.20 and a 1-year high of $72.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.46. The company has a market capitalization of $23,150.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.50, a P/E/G ratio of 4.17 and a beta of 0.09.

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

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Several brokerages recently issued reports on VTR. Capital One Financial Corporation upgraded shares of Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $62.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ventas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Bank of America Corporation cut shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $72.00 to $71.00 in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $55.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.20.

About Ventas

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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