Ownership Action To Observe: Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) Institutional Investor Positioning Change

November 25, 2016 - By kentuckypostne   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Action To Observe: Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) Institutional Investor Positioning Change

Sentiment for Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR)

Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) institutional sentiment increased to 1.33 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.07, from 1.26 in 2016Q1. The ratio has improved, as 289 investment managers increased and started new equity positions, while 229 sold and reduced their holdings in Ventas Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 309.67 million shares, down from 315.96 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment managers holding Ventas Inc in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 15 to 13 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 40 Reduced: 189 Increased: 231 New Position: 58.

Ventas, Inc. is a healthcare real estate investment trust with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The company has a market cap of $21.12 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: triple-net leased properties, senior living activities and MOB operations. It has a 38.79 P/E ratio. In its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company acquires and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

The stock increased 0.48% or $0.29 during the last trading session, hitting $60.24. About 826,974 shares traded hands. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 0.89% since April 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.30% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) to report earnings on February, 10. They expect $1.03 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.03 per share. VTR’s profit will be $361.12 million for 14.62 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.03 actual EPS reported by Ventas, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Ventas, Inc. is a healthcare real estate investment trust.”

Resolution Capital Ltd holds 8.16% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. for 1.70 million shares. Apg Asset Management Us Inc. owns 13.62 million shares or 7.74% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bruni J V & Co Co has 7.67% invested in the company for 533,639 shares. The Connecticut-based Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers Llc has invested 5.06% in the stock. Independent Order Of Foresters, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 88,041 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $18.19 million net activity.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 8% of Ventas Inc.’s analysts are positive. Out of 12 Wall Street analysts rating Ventas Inc., 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 11 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $45 while the high is $74. The stock’s average target of $59.56 is -1.13% below today’s ($60.24) share price. VTR was included in 30 notes of analysts from July 27, 2015. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $64.0 target price in Friday, September 4 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 11 by Mizuho. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 14 by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, May 20 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating given by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, January 6. As per Thursday, August 25, the company rating was initiated by BTIG Research. The company was initiated on Wednesday, July 13 by Argus Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Mizuho. On Thursday, November 10 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform”. UBS maintained the shares of VTR in a report on Tuesday, August 23 with “Neutral” rating.

VTR Company Profile

Ventas, Inc., incorporated on June 22, 1987, is a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Firm operates through three divisions: triple-net leased properties, senior living activities and medical office building (MOB) operations. In its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company acquires and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Through its senior living activities segment, the Company invests in seniors housing communities throughout the United States and Canada, and engages independent operators to manage approximately 304 of its seniors housing communities. In its MOB activities segment, the Company primarily acquires, owns, develops, leases and manages MOBs. The Firm primarily invests in seniors housing and healthcare properties through acquisitions and leases its properties to unaffiliated tenants or operates them through independent third-party managers. It leases approximately 575 properties to various healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses, including maintenance, utilities, repairs, taxes, insurance and capital expenditures.

More news for Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) were recently published by: Reuters.com, which released: “BRIEF-Kindred announces agreements with Ventas Inc” on November 14, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “How To Best Fade The Recent REIT Sell-Off” and published on November 24, 2016 is yet another important article.

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