Stephens Inc. AR lifted its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 1.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 115,102 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,767 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Ventas were worth $7,497,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 1.8% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 37,205,113 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,585,012,000 after purchasing an additional 671,502 shares in the last quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 1.6% during the third quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. now owns 14,517,063 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $945,496,000 after purchasing an additional 228,800 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 2.2% during the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 6,422,802 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $446,256,000 after purchasing an additional 136,293 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 7.3% during the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 5,247,318 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $341,758,000 after purchasing an additional 357,605 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 2.9% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,924,127 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $342,127,000 after purchasing an additional 138,624 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.84% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on VTR. Bank of America Corporation lowered Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $72.00 to $71.00 in a report on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub raised Ventas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Capital One Financial Corporation began coverage on Ventas in a report on Monday, September 25th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $67.00 target price on Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.20.

Shares of Ventas, Inc. (VTR) traded down $0.11 on Monday, reaching $64.40. The company had a trading volume of 1,543,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,720,265. The stock has a market cap of $22,936.95, a PE ratio of 15.44, a P/E/G ratio of 4.15 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas, Inc. has a 1 year low of $57.97 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.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). The company had revenue of $899.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $893.18 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 32.96%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.16 EPS for the current year.

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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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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