Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Shares Sold by Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lessened its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRGet Rating) by 1.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 30,583 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 415 shares during the quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,229,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Capital Analysts LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ventas during the second quarter worth about $30,000. Private Trust Co. NA acquired a new position in shares of Ventas during the second quarter worth about $31,000. Fairfield Bush & CO. acquired a new position in shares of Ventas during the first quarter worth about $41,000. CX Institutional acquired a new position in shares of Ventas in the second quarter worth about $37,000. Finally, Charter Oak Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ventas in the second quarter worth about $40,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.28% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Evercore ISI cut their price target on Ventas to $50.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. StockNews.com cut Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 17th. Royal Bank of Canada cut their price target on Ventas from $60.00 to $56.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 23rd. KeyCorp cut their price target on Ventas from $60.00 to $56.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on Ventas from $63.00 to $48.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the company presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $57.85.

Ventas Stock Up 1.9 %

NYSE:VTR opened at $49.28 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $45.99 and a 200-day moving average of $45.80. Ventas, Inc. has a 52 week low of $35.33 and a 52 week high of $64.02. 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 Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.65%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 30th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -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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