HL Financial Services LLC Has $1.82 Million Position in Ventas, Inc. (VTR)

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HL Financial Services LLC increased its position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 75.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 33,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 14,431 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,822,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of VTR. Legacy Advisors LLC increased its position in Ventas by 5,960.6% during the 2nd quarter. Legacy Advisors LLC now owns 2,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 1,967 shares during the period. Howe & Rusling Inc. increased its position in Ventas by 591.7% during the 2nd quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 2,338 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $133,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the period. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC increased its position in Ventas by 354.7% during the 2nd quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 3,001 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $171,000 after purchasing an additional 2,341 shares during the period. Signaturefd LLC increased its position in Ventas by 83.9% during the 2nd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 3,043 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $173,000 after purchasing an additional 1,388 shares during the period. Finally, Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors purchased a new position in Ventas during the 2nd quarter valued at $188,000. 84.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other news, EVP T Richard Riney sold 13,708 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.00, for a total transaction of $822,480.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded shares of Ventas from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $59.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “$57.33” rating and set a $61.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of Ventas in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $60.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Ventas from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.46.

Shares of VTR stock opened at $60.07 on Friday. Ventas, Inc. has a 12 month low of $46.55 and a 12 month high of $65.72. The firm has a market cap of $21.24 billion, a PE ratio of 14.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.42 and a beta of -0.02. The company has a current ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.02. Ventas had a net margin of 19.90% and a return on equity of 4.56%. The firm had revenue of $936.54 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $920.19 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.71 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts expect that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.05 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 1st were issued a dividend of $0.79 per share. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 28th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 75.96%.

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Ventas Company Profile

Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities.

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