5,213 Shares in Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Purchased by Cypress Wealth Services LLC

Cypress Wealth Services LLC acquired a new position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 5,213 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $313,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. APG Asset Management US Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 1.6% during the fourth quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. now owns 14,750,063 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $885,151,000 after acquiring an additional 233,000 shares in the last quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 8.6% during the third quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 6,895,293 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $449,090,000 after acquiring an additional 545,504 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 7.3% during the third quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 5,247,318 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $341,758,000 after acquiring an additional 357,605 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 2.0% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,022,210 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $327,098,000 after acquiring an additional 98,083 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital International Investors increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 40.9% during the third quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 4,141,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $269,749,000 after acquiring an additional 1,202,900 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.05% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on VTR. SunTrust Banks set a $55.00 price target on Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday. Mizuho set a $53.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $58.31.

Shares of Ventas, Inc. (VTR) traded up $0.57 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $50.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 353,388 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,012,896. The stock has a market capitalization of $18,066.37 and a PE ratio of 13.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 1.46. Ventas, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $49.17 and a fifty-two week high of $72.36.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.03. The business had revenue of $895.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $895.92 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 5.99% and a net margin of 37.95%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.58 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.02 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be given a $0.79 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.30%. Ventas’s payout ratio is 83.82%.

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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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