Raymond James & Associates Decreases Stock Holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

Raymond James & Associates cut its holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRGet Rating) by 7.6% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 84,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,926 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in Ventas were worth $3,393,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Meeder Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Ventas by 11.0% during the 2nd quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,178 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $112,000 after acquiring an additional 215 shares in the last quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. raised its holdings in 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 worth $827,000 after purchasing an additional 222 shares in the last quarter. First Horizon Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Ventas by 29.6% during the 2nd quarter. First Horizon Advisors Inc. now owns 1,029 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $53,000 after buying an additional 235 shares during the last quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC now owns 23,853 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,227,000 after buying an additional 246 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Equitable Holdings Inc. grew its position in shares of Ventas by 6.0% in the 1st quarter. Equitable Holdings Inc. now owns 4,387 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $271,000 after buying an additional 249 shares during the last quarter. 91.28% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research firms have issued reports on VTR. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of Ventas from $63.00 to $48.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st. Raymond James raised their price target on Ventas from $46.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 9th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price objective on Ventas from $60.00 to $56.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 23rd. StockNews.com cut shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, December 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Ventas from $44.50 to $45.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, Ventas presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $57.85.

Ventas Stock Performance

NYSE VTR opened at $48.36 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -439.64, a PEG ratio of 3.91 and a beta of 1.15. The business’s 50 day moving average is $45.91 and its two-hundred day moving average is $45.90. Ventas, Inc. has a 12-month low of $35.33 and a 12-month high of $64.02. The company has a current ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17.

Ventas Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 19th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 3rd were given a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 30th. Ventas’s payout ratio is -1,636.36%.

Ventas Company Profile

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Ventas, Inc engages in the acquisition and ownership of seniors housing and healthcare properties. The company invests in seniors housing and healthcare properties through acquisitions and leases its properties to unaffiliated tenants or operates them through independent third-party managers. It operates through the following segments: Triple-Net Leased Properties, Senior Living Operations, and Office Operations.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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