DnB Asset Management AS Purchases 1,780 Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

DnB Asset Management AS grew its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRGet Rating) by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 83,769 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,780 shares during the quarter. DnB Asset Management AS’s holdings in Ventas were worth $4,308,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. CVA Family Office LLC increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 21.4% during the first quarter. CVA Family Office LLC now owns 1,105 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $68,000 after acquiring an additional 195 shares in the last quarter. Garrison Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 1.1% during the first quarter. Garrison Asset Management LLC now owns 18,723 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,156,000 after acquiring an additional 197 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 0.8% during the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 25,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,531,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 1.7% during the first quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 13,395 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $827,000 after acquiring an additional 222 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ellevest Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 9.7% during the first quarter. Ellevest Inc. now owns 2,824 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $174,000 after acquiring an additional 249 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.67% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Raymond James cut their price target on shares of Ventas from $60.00 to $55.00 and set a “strong-buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 31st. StockNews.com upgraded shares of Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 8th. KeyCorp cut their price target on shares of Ventas from $65.00 to $60.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft cut their price target on shares of Ventas from $65.00 to $63.00 in a report on Friday. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Ventas from $52.00 to $54.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 31st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $61.00.

Ventas Trading Down 1.1 %

Shares of NYSE:VTR opened at $47.49 on Tuesday. Ventas, Inc. has a 1 year low of $45.44 and a 1 year high of $64.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 949.99, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.32 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 0.60 and a quick ratio of 0.60. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $50.09 and its 200-day moving average price is $54.26.

Ventas Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.79%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 3,600.72%.

Ventas Profile

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Ventas, an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two powerful and dynamic industries – healthcare and real estate. As one of the world's foremost Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), we use the power of capital to unlock the value of real estate, partnering with leading care providers, developers, research and medical institutions, innovators and healthcare organizations whose success is buoyed by the demographic tailwind of an aging population.

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