Advisory Research Inc. continued to hold its stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,531 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Advisory Research Inc.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,075,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of VTR. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan grew its holdings in shares of Ventas by 2.3% during the first quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 11,430 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $743,000 after buying an additional 260 shares in the last quarter. Sentry Investments Corp. grew its holdings in shares of Ventas by 17.7% during the first quarter. Sentry Investments Corp. now owns 27,935 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,817,000 after buying an additional 4,200 shares in the last quarter. FDO Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Ventas during the first quarter worth about $481,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Ventas during the first quarter worth about $7,318,000. Finally, Good Life Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ventas by 0.4% during the first quarter. Good Life Advisors LLC now owns 3,992 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $259,000 after buying an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.17% of the company’s stock.
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A number of brokerages have recently commented on VTR. UBS AG lowered their price target on shares of Ventas from $69.00 to $66.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Capital One Financial Corporation began coverage on shares of Ventas in a report on Monday, September 25th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $69.00 price target for the company. Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $72.00 to $71.00 in a report on Friday, September 22nd. KeyCorp reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $55.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ventas currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $63.70.
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded down 0.16% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $62.98. 155,132 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $22.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.90 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas, Inc. has a 52-week low of $56.20 and a 52-week high of $72.36. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $66.70 and its 200 day moving average price is $66.68.
Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.61. The company had revenue of $895.49 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $890.01 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.31% and a net margin of 20.08%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Ventas, Inc. will post $1.82 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 12th were issued a $0.775 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 11th. This represents a $3.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.91%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is 157.36%.
Ventas, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and office operations. Under its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company invests in and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses.
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