Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Position Lessened by Advisory Services Network LLC

Advisory Services Network LLC decreased its stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRFree Report) by 37.2% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 3,195 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,889 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $159,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in VTR. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the 4th quarter worth approximately $231,512,000. Deutsche Bank AG raised its stake in Ventas by 315.0% during the 3rd quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 3,218,555 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,598,000 after acquiring an additional 2,443,076 shares in the last quarter. Resolution Capital Ltd bought a new stake in Ventas during the 3rd quarter valued at $77,297,000. FMR LLC raised its stake in Ventas by 7.1% during the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 22,246,452 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $937,243,000 after acquiring an additional 1,483,908 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rush Island Management LP bought a new stake in Ventas during the 3rd quarter valued at $56,815,000. Institutional investors own 94.18% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. StockNews.com downgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Wells Fargo & Company lifted their target price on Ventas from $46.00 to $49.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. Scotiabank lifted their target price on Ventas from $47.00 to $51.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 16th. Finally, Evercore ISI upgraded Ventas from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $51.46.

Check Out Our Latest Stock Analysis on VTR

Ventas Stock Performance

Shares of NYSE VTR opened at $49.84 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -262.30, a PEG ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 1.33. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $45.78 and its 200 day simple moving average is $46.04. Ventas, Inc. has a 52-week low of $39.33 and a 52-week high of $50.99.

Ventas Announces Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 18th. Investors of record on Monday, July 1st will be issued a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 1st. Ventas’s payout ratio is -947.32%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, CFO Robert F. Probst sold 18,500 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.11, for a total value of $871,535.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 176,403 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,310,345.33. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In other news, Director Walter C. Rakowich sold 2,145 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.40, for a total value of $103,818.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 26,031 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,259,900.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Robert F. Probst sold 18,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.11, for a total value of $871,535.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 176,403 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,310,345.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 35,270 shares of company stock worth $1,672,966 in the last three months. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Ventas

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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.

Further Reading

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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