Shell Asset Management Co. Has $758,000 Position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

Shell Asset Management Co. reduced its position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRFree Report) by 3.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 17,985 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 648 shares during the quarter. Shell Asset Management Co.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $758,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of VTR. Fairfield Bush & CO. bought a new position in Ventas during the first quarter worth $41,000. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in Ventas by 21.1% during the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 13,542 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $837,000 after acquiring an additional 2,356 shares in the last quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Ventas by 90.0% during the first quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 20,191 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,247,000 after acquiring an additional 9,563 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. bought a new position in Ventas during the first quarter worth $271,000. Finally, Vontobel Holding Ltd. boosted its stake in Ventas by 6.0% during the first quarter. Vontobel Holding Ltd. now owns 14,712 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $924,000 after acquiring an additional 835 shares in the last quarter. 93.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft assumed coverage on shares of Ventas in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company lowered their price objective on shares of Ventas from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 13th. StockNews.com upgraded shares of Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Wedbush upgraded shares of Ventas from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $44.00 to $51.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Mizuho upped their price objective on shares of Ventas from $53.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.62.

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Ventas Stock Performance

Shares of VTR stock opened at $45.52 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $48.12 and a 200-day moving average of $45.16. The company has a market cap of $18.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 4,556.56, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.43 and a quick ratio of 0.43. Ventas, Inc. has a one year low of $39.33 and a one year high of $51.84.

Ventas Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were issued a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 29th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.95%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is currently 18,018.02%.

Ventas Company Profile

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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