Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 25.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,444,483 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 291,445 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.41% of Ventas worth $100,363,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of VTR. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its holdings in Ventas by 91.7% during the 1st quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 23,230 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,558,000 after buying an additional 11,114 shares during the last quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. raised its holdings in Ventas by 2.7% during the 1st quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 2,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $158,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its holdings in Ventas by 25.9% during the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 1,381,280 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $89,838,000 after buying an additional 284,400 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc raised its holdings in Ventas by 11.5% during the 1st quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 42,178 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,743,000 after buying an additional 4,346 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Trust Co. of Virginia VA bought a new stake in Ventas during the 1st quarter valued at $202,000. Institutional investors own 89.36% of the company’s stock.
VTR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ventas from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group initiated coverage on shares of Ventas in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. They set a “hold” rating and a $67.00 price target for the company. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Mizuho reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Ventas in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Ventas currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.57.
Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE VTR) traded down 0.080% on Wednesday, reaching $68.475. 202,268 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $24.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.688 and a beta of 0.08. The company’s 50 day moving average is $67.19 and its 200-day moving average is $66.15. Ventas, Inc. has a one year low of $56.20 and a one year high of $73.23.
Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.61. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.31% and a net margin of 20.08%. The business had revenue of $895.49 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $890.01 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post $1.82 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 12th will be given a dividend of $0.775 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 11th. This represents a $3.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.52%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 157.36%.
In other news, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 100,000 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.12, for a total transaction of $6,912,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 819,835 shares in the company, valued at $56,666,995.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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.
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