Donald L. Hagan LLC raised its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 17.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 14,766 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,166 shares during the quarter. Donald L. Hagan LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $878,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. State Street Corp boosted its stake in Ventas by 2.9% during the 3rd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 27,005,959 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,993,430,000 after acquiring an additional 748,756 shares during the last quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD lifted its position in shares of Ventas by 28.6% in the 2nd quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 4,272,708 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $292,040,000 after buying an additional 950,397 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in shares of Ventas by 6.8% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 3,079,874 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $224,923,000 after buying an additional 197,126 shares during the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its position in shares of Ventas by 4.9% in the 3rd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 1,830,146 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $133,656,000 after buying an additional 85,713 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its position in shares of Ventas by 3.2% in the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,268,093 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $92,609,000 after buying an additional 39,638 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.95% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on VTR. KeyCorp reduced their price target on shares of Ventas from $55.00 to $50.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 17th. Raymond James downgraded shares of Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on shares of Ventas to $63.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 8th. Wells Fargo & Co downgraded shares of Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $56.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, December 10th. Finally, Capital One Financial downgraded shares of Ventas from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $72.00 to $68.00 in a research report on Monday, October 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ventas currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.78.

NYSE:VTR traded up $0.11 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $58.59. The stock had a trading volume of 10,854 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,996,532. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.97, a P/E/G ratio of 6.62 and a beta of 0.12. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $57.30 and a 200-day simple moving average of $65.68. Ventas, Inc. has a 52 week low of $54.59 and a 52 week high of $75.40. The company has a current ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by ($0.71). The firm had revenue of $983.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $935.43 million. Ventas had a net margin of 12.73% and a return on equity of 4.59%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.99 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post 3.84 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 2nd were given a $0.7925 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 31st. This represents a $3.17 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.41%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is presently 77.89%.

Ventas Company 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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