Ventas (NYSE:VTR) Stock Rating Lowered by

Ventas (NYSE:VTRGet Free Report) was downgraded by investment analysts at from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Mizuho increased their price objective on shares of Ventas from $53.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft started 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 raised shares of Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $48.00 to $53.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Wedbush raised Ventas from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $44.00 to $51.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company cut their price target on Ventas from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, November 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, Ventas has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $51.62.

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Ventas Stock Performance

Shares of VTR opened at $45.29 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 4,533.53, a PEG 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 has a one year low of $39.33 and a one year high of $51.84. The business has a fifty day moving average of $48.08 and a 200 day moving average of $45.08.

Institutional Trading of Ventas

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Warwick Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Ventas in the fourth quarter worth approximately $234,000. Cbre Investment Management Listed Real Assets LLC increased its stake in Ventas by 65.6% in the fourth quarter. Cbre Investment Management Listed Real Assets LLC now owns 1,486,572 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $74,091,000 after purchasing an additional 588,818 shares during the period. Bank of Nova Scotia boosted its stake in shares of Ventas by 31.7% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 53,703 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,676,000 after purchasing an additional 12,923 shares during the period. Gold Investment Management Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Ventas in the fourth quarter worth about $1,058,000. Finally, Evoke Wealth LLC purchased a new position in Ventas in the 4th quarter worth about $6,947,000. Institutional investors own 93.48% of the company’s stock.

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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