3,169 Shares in Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Purchased by Vident Investment Advisory LLC

Vident Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 3,169 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $206,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in VTR. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted 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 buying an additional 650 shares during the last quarter. Amica Retiree Medical Trust bought a new position in Ventas in the 3rd quarter valued at $131,000. Cable Hill Partners LLC bought a new position in Ventas in the 3rd quarter valued at $174,000. Northern Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Ventas in the 2nd quarter valued at $202,000. Finally, Strategic Financial Group LLC bought a new position in Ventas in the 2nd quarter valued at $208,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.07% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have commented on VTR shares. Capital One Financial upgraded Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets set a $62.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. KeyCorp reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. UBS lowered Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.44.

Ventas, Inc. (VTR) opened at $60.69 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.46. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,021.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.83, a PEG ratio of 3.99 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas, Inc. has a 12 month low of $58.96 and a 12 month high of $72.36.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.79 per share. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.21%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This is an increase from Ventas’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.78. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 95.09%.

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Ventas 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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