Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Holdings Lessened by SG Americas Securities LLC

SG Americas Securities LLC trimmed its holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 13.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 113,408 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,889 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $7,386,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in VTR. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its position in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 650 shares in the last quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ventas in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $174,000. Northern Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ventas in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $202,000. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Ventas in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Finally, Carnick & Kubik Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ventas in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $204,000. 88.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded down $0.11 on Friday, reaching $64.40. The company had a trading volume of 1,530,460 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,720,265. The company has a market cap of $22,980.00, a P/E ratio of 15.60, a P/E/G ratio of 4.19 and a beta of 0.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a current ratio of 1.46. Ventas, Inc. has a 52-week low of $57.97 and a 52-week high of $72.36.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). The company had revenue of $899.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $893.18 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 32.96%. Ventas’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.03 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.15 EPS for the current year.

VTR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Capital One Financial Corporation started coverage on Ventas in a research report on Monday, September 25th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $69.00 price target on the stock. 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. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $67.00 price target on Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation lowered Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $72.00 to $71.00 in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.20.

About Ventas

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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