Checchi Capital Advisers LLC bought a new position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR – Free Report) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 4,401 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $208,000.
Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Ventas by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 4,279,215 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $202,278,000 after purchasing an additional 57,104 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Ventas by 1.1% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,746,355 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $271,635,000 after buying an additional 60,495 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SNC boosted its position in shares of Ventas by 326.4% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SNC now owns 572,777 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $27,075,000 after buying an additional 438,460 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board grew its holdings in Ventas by 5.9% in the 2nd quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,399,867 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $66,172,000 after buying an additional 77,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its position in Ventas by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 69,770 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,298,000 after acquiring an additional 1,961 shares during the period. 93.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Ventas Stock Performance
VTR opened at $44.54 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. The firm has a market cap of $17.92 billion, a PE ratio of 4,458.46, a P/E/G ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 1.26. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $42.69 and a 200-day simple moving average of $44.60. Ventas, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $39.33 and a fifty-two week high of $53.15.
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Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades
Several research firms have recently issued reports on VTR. StockNews.com cut Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price target on shares of Ventas from $54.00 to $53.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Wedbush upgraded shares of Ventas from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $44.00 to $51.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Wells Fargo & Company dropped their target price on Ventas from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on Ventas from $49.00 to $48.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.62.
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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