Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Position Trimmed by Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC

Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC lessened its position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRFree Report) by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 25,820 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 870 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,088,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Headlands Technologies LLC bought a new position in Ventas in the 2nd quarter worth $26,000. Covestor Ltd grew its position in Ventas by 86.2% in the 2nd quarter. Covestor Ltd now owns 555 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $26,000 after purchasing an additional 257 shares during the last quarter. McIlrath & Eck LLC grew its position in Ventas by 184.4% in the 2nd quarter. McIlrath & Eck LLC now owns 657 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $31,000 after purchasing an additional 426 shares during the last quarter. Fairfield Bush & CO. acquired a new stake in Ventas in the 1st quarter worth $41,000. Finally, Ronald Blue Trust Inc. grew its position in Ventas by 421.7% in the 3rd quarter. Ronald Blue Trust Inc. now owns 986 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $42,000 after purchasing an additional 797 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.48% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several research firms have issued reports on VTR. Mizuho raised their price target on shares of Ventas from $53.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft began coverage on shares of Ventas in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $60.00 price target on the stock. Bank of America upgraded shares of Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $48.00 to $53.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Wedbush upgraded shares of Ventas from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $44.00 to $51.00 in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company decreased their target price on shares of Ventas from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $51.62.

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Ventas Price Performance

Shares of Ventas stock opened at $45.53 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $18.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4,557.56, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.29. Ventas, Inc. has a 1-year low of $39.33 and a 1-year high of $51.84. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $48.12 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $45.10.

Ventas Dividend Announcement

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

About Ventas

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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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