B. Riley Wealth Advisors Inc. Has $375,000 Position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

B. Riley Wealth Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRFree Report) by 10.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,810 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 865 shares during the quarter. B. Riley Wealth Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $375,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its holdings in Ventas by 1.2% during the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 776,160 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $32,700,000 after buying an additional 9,194 shares in the last quarter. Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Ventas by 55.9% during the 2nd quarter. Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC now owns 882,747 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $41,727,000 after buying an additional 316,530 shares in the last quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp grew its holdings in Ventas by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 36,064 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,705,000 after buying an additional 595 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG grew its holdings in shares of Ventas by 315.0% during the third quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 3,218,555 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $135,598,000 after purchasing an additional 2,443,076 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group grew its holdings in shares of Ventas by 46.2% during the third quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,039,742 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $43,804,000 after purchasing an additional 328,405 shares in the last quarter. 93.48% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Ventas Price Performance

Shares of VTR stock opened at $43.91 on Friday. Ventas, Inc. has a twelve month low of $39.33 and a twelve month high of $50.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -399.15, a P/E/G ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 1.26. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $45.21 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $44.95. The company has a current ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41.

Ventas Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 1st will be paid a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 28th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -1,636.21%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

VTR has been the subject of several research reports. Bank of America raised Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $48.00 to $53.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. StockNews.com downgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft began coverage on Ventas in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $60.00 price objective for the company. Evercore ISI upgraded Ventas from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $46.00 target price (down from $52.00) on shares of Ventas in a research note on Monday, February 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $51.43.

View Our Latest Stock Analysis on VTR

Ventas Company Profile

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Ventas Inc (NYSE: VTR) is a leading S&P 500 real estate investment trust focused on delivering strong, sustainable shareholder returns by enabling exceptional environments that benefit a large and growing aging population. The Company's growth is fueled by its senior housing communities, which provide valuable services to residents and enable them to thrive in supported environments.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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