Cbre Clarion Securities LLC cut its holdings in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 20.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,861,777 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 714,959 shares during the period. Ventas accounts for 2.0% of Cbre Clarion Securities LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest position. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $171,735,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of VTR. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 1,945.6% during the fourth quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,841 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 1,751 shares during the period. Amica Retiree Medical Trust purchased a new position in shares of Ventas during the third quarter valued at approximately $131,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 85.7% during the fourth quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 2,357 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $141,000 after buying an additional 1,088 shares during the period. Cable Hill Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ventas during the third quarter valued at approximately $174,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ventas during the third quarter valued at approximately $206,000. 87.95% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) opened at $50.51 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. Ventas, Inc. has a 1-year low of $49.12 and a 1-year high of $72.36. The company has a market capitalization of $17,990.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.07.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a $0.79 dividend. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 188.10%.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on VTR shares. SunTrust Banks set a $67.00 target price on Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Capital One Financial upgraded Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “sell” rating and set a $63.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Finally, UBS Group lowered Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.31.
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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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