Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 4.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,228,455 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 47,810 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned approximately 0.33% of Ventas worth $83,965,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of VTR. Hudock Capital Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 10.7% during the 2nd quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,558 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 151 shares during the period. FLC Capital Advisors lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 3.2% during the 2nd quarter. FLC Capital Advisors now owns 5,041 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $353,000 after purchasing an additional 155 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A. lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 26,334 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,799,000 after purchasing an additional 165 shares during the period. 6 Meridian lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 8,023 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $548,000 after purchasing an additional 169 shares during the period. Finally, H D Vest Advisory Services lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 5.3% during the 2nd quarter. H D Vest Advisory Services now owns 3,422 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $234,000 after purchasing an additional 172 shares during the period. 87.74% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, EVP T Richard Riney sold 29,702 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.45, for a total value of $2,092,505.90. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 163,488 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,517,729.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 68,080 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.04, for a total value of $4,700,243.20. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 741,358 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $51,183,356.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 107,782 shares of company stock valued at $7,518,149. 1.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on Ventas to $71.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a report on Thursday, June 20th. Citigroup upgraded Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $67.00 to $76.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 19th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $65.00 to $74.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 19th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group upped their price objective on Ventas to $67.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $67.58.

NYSE VTR traded down $1.28 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $69.89. The company had a trading volume of 1,498,679 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,569,112. Ventas, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $51.80 and a fifty-two week high of $75.40. The company has a market capitalization of $26.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.17, a P/E/G ratio of 5.91 and a beta of 0.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.67. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $71.45 and its 200 day moving average is $66.22.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.96 by ($0.38). Ventas had a net margin of 13.34% and a return on equity of 4.78%. The company had revenue of $950.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $931.16 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.46 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post 3.84 EPS for the current year.

Ventas Profile

Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, university-based research and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, and health systems.

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