Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Shares Acquired by Davis Selected Advisers

Davis Selected Advisers increased its holdings in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRFree Report) by 0.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 251,370 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,110 shares during the period. Davis Selected Advisers owned about 0.06% of Ventas worth $10,590,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Mackenzie Financial Corp increased its stake in Ventas by 76.2% in the second quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 78,652 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,796,000 after purchasing an additional 34,021 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Ventas by 1.2% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 776,160 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $32,700,000 after buying an additional 9,194 shares in the last quarter. Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Ventas by 55.9% during the second quarter. Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC now owns 882,747 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $41,727,000 after acquiring an additional 316,530 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp raised its position in Ventas by 1.7% in the second quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 36,064 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,705,000 after acquiring an additional 595 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Headlands Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in Ventas in the second quarter valued at $26,000. 93.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Ventas Stock Performance

NYSE:VTR opened at $45.46 on Monday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $48.12 and a two-hundred day moving average of $45.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.43 and a quick ratio of 0.43. The stock has a market cap of $18.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 4,557.56, a PEG ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.29. Ventas, Inc. has a 1-year low of $39.33 and a 1-year high of $51.84.

Ventas Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.96%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 18,018.02%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on VTR shares. Wells Fargo & Company decreased their price target on Ventas from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft started coverage on Ventas in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $60.00 price objective on the stock. StockNews.com upgraded Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Mizuho raised their price objective on Ventas from $53.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Wedbush upgraded Ventas from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the company from $44.00 to $51.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Ventas has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $51.62.

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About Ventas

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Ventas Inc, an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two large and dynamic industries healthcare and real estate. Fueled by powerful demographic demand from growth in the aging population, Ventas owns or has investments in a highly diversified portfolio of approximately 1,400 properties in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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