6,071 Shares in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Purchased by Cerity Partners LLC

Cerity Partners LLC acquired a new position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRGet Rating) in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor acquired 6,071 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $313,000.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Ventas by 2.3% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 65,001,423 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,014,489,000 after purchasing an additional 1,448,270 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in Ventas by 10.5% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 29,045,433 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,806,565,000 after purchasing an additional 2,769,943 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in Ventas by 16.8% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 23,208,940 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,433,382,000 after purchasing an additional 3,334,960 shares during the last quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. lifted its position in shares of Ventas by 4.1% during the 1st quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. now owns 19,932,870 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,231,054,000 after buying an additional 780,870 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Ventas by 4.1% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 17,155,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,059,543,000 after buying an additional 683,453 shares in the last quarter. 92.67% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Ventas Trading Up 1.7 %

NYSE:VTR opened at $44.07 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. Ventas, Inc. has a 1 year low of $35.33 and a 1 year high of $64.02. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $41.24 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $48.15.

Ventas Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 3rd were paid a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.08%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 30th. Ventas’s payout ratio is -1,636.36%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on VTR. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lowered their price objective on Ventas from $65.00 to $63.00 in a research report on Friday, September 16th. StockNews.com cut Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 22nd. KeyCorp lowered their price objective on Ventas from $60.00 to $56.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 10th. Barclays lowered their price objective on Ventas from $67.00 to $65.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lowered their price objective on Ventas from $63.00 to $48.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Ventas has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $57.90.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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