Stephens Inc. AR Cuts Position in Ventas, Inc. (VTR)

Stephens Inc. AR reduced its stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 11.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 113,335 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 14,204 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Ventas were worth $7,875,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of VTR. Cribstone Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Ventas by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 1,922 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lifted its position in Ventas by 48.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,003 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 650 shares in the last quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. lifted its position in Ventas by 2.7% in the 1st quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 2,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $158,000 after acquiring an additional 65 shares in the last quarter. Trust Co. of Virginia VA bought a new stake in Ventas in the 1st quarter valued at $202,000. Finally, Northern Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Ventas in the 2nd quarter valued at $202,000. 89.36% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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In other Ventas news, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 100,000 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.12, for a total value of $6,912,000.00. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 819,835 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $56,666,995.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms recently commented on VTR. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group assumed coverage on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $67.00 price objective on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of Ventas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Mizuho reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Ventas presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.57.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded up 0.3283% on Monday, hitting $68.9205. 312,989 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $67.12 and a 200 day moving average of $66.11. Ventas, Inc. has a 52 week low of $56.20 and a 52 week high of $73.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $24.55 billion, a PE ratio of 34.9141 and a beta of 0.08.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its quarterly 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. Ventas had a net margin of 20.08% and a return on equity of 6.31%. The company had revenue of $895.49 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $890.01 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.42 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post $1.82 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 12th will be given a $0.775 dividend. This represents a $3.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.46%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 11th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is 157.36%.

Ventas Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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