Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Stake Lessened by Eii Capital Management Inc.

Eii Capital Management Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 43.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 93,549 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 70,936 shares during the quarter. Ventas comprises approximately 2.3% of Eii Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest holding. Eii Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $6,093,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of VTR. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 14.3% during the second quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,643 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $253,000 after acquiring an additional 456 shares in the last quarter. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL acquired a new position in shares of Ventas during the second quarter valued at about $305,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 3.3% during the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 98,413 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,838,000 after acquiring an additional 3,121 shares in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 92.4% during the second quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 71,649 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,978,000 after acquiring an additional 34,406 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LMR Partners LLP increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 9.6% during the second quarter. LMR Partners LLP now owns 18,369 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,276,000 after acquiring an additional 1,604 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.39% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE VTR) traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $63.92. 479,775 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,711,545. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. Ventas, Inc. has a one year low of $58.96 and a one year high of $72.36. The firm has a market cap of $22,930.00, a P/E ratio of 15.19, a PEG ratio of 4.08 and a beta of 0.09.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). Ventas had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 32.96%. The company had revenue of $899.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $893.18 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.03 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.15 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a $0.79 dividend. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This is a positive change from Ventas’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.78. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is currently 184.52%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ventas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Raymond James Financial reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Ventas in a report on Monday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. UBS cut their price target on shares of Ventas from $69.00 to $66.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $67.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.44.

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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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