104,500 Shares in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Acquired by Hill Winds Capital LP

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Hill Winds Capital LP bought a new position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund bought 104,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $6,034,000. Ventas accounts for about 4.1% of Hill Winds Capital LP’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest holding.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of VTR. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the third quarter worth about $5,384,000. Dupont Capital Management Corp boosted its position in Ventas by 37.0% in the 3rd quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 53,543 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,910,000 after buying an additional 14,474 shares during the period. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV bought a new position in Ventas in the third quarter worth approximately $222,000. Venturi Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Ventas during the 3rd quarter worth $63,000. Finally, Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV purchased a new position in Ventas during the 3rd quarter valued at about $86,000. 85.39% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several research analysts recently commented on VTR shares. Wells Fargo & Co lowered shares of Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $56.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, December 10th. Raymond James lowered Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 22nd. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Ventas to $63.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 8th. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $74.00 to $66.00 in a research note on Wednesday, October 30th. Finally, Argus upgraded shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $64.78.

Shares of Ventas stock traded down $4.48 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $55.01. 4,364,815 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,425,489. The stock has a market capitalization of $22.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.47 and a beta of 0.19. The company has a current ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15. Ventas, Inc. has a twelve month low of $54.59 and a twelve month high of $75.40. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $58.87 and a 200 day simple moving average of $64.20.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 20th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by ($0.89). Ventas had a return on equity of 4.08% and a net margin of 11.18%. The firm had revenue of $996.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $977.88 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.96 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post 3.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Ventas

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, university-based research and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, and health systems.

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