Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Position Decreased by Conning Inc.

Conning Inc. reduced its position in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 0.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,345 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 20 shares during the period. Conning Inc.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $580,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of VTR. Financial Architects Inc increased its position in Ventas by 0.3% in the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 3,604 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $251,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the period. Good Life Advisors LLC increased its position in Ventas by 0.4% in the first quarter. Good Life Advisors LLC now owns 3,992 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $259,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the period. Wagner Bowman Management Corp increased its position in Ventas by 0.8% in the second quarter. Wagner Bowman Management Corp now owns 3,128 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $217,000 after buying an additional 26 shares during the period. CAPROCK Group Inc. increased its position in Ventas by 0.3% in the second quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 9,205 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $640,000 after buying an additional 27 shares during the period. Finally, Cribstone Capital Management LLC increased its position in Ventas by 1.5% in the second quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 1,922 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 28 shares during the period. 88.63% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) opened at 66.53 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $67.29 and its 200 day moving average is $65.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.70 and a beta of 0.07. Ventas, Inc. has a 12 month low of $56.20 and a 12 month high of $74.48.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.61. The company had revenue of $895.49 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $890.01 million. Ventas had a net margin of 20.08% and a return on equity of 6.31%. The firm’s revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post $1.84 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Ventas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group assumed coverage on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $67.00 target price on the stock. Mizuho reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC increased their target price on shares of Ventas from $61.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. Ventas currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.13.

In other Ventas news, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.12, for a total transaction of $6,912,000.00. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 819,835 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $56,666,995.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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