Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Holdings Lifted by BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA

BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its holdings in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 25.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 337,833 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 68,282 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA owned about 0.09% of Ventas worth $22,003,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Financial Architects Inc boosted its position in shares of Ventas by 0.3% during the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 3,604 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $251,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the period. Wagner Bowman Management Corp raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.8% during the second quarter. Wagner Bowman Management Corp now owns 3,128 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $217,000 after acquiring an additional 26 shares in the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.3% during the second quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 9,205 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $640,000 after acquiring an additional 27 shares in the last quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 1.5% during the second quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 1,922 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Good Life Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.8% during the second quarter. Good Life Advisors LLC now owns 4,023 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $271,000 after acquiring an additional 31 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.09% of the company’s stock.

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VTR has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Capital One Financial Corporation initiated coverage on shares of Ventas in a research note on Monday, September 25th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $69.00 price target for the company. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $67.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $72.00 to $71.00 in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.20.

Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $64.91. 928,700 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,603,440. The company has a market capitalization of $23,118.61, a P/E ratio of 15.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.19 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas, Inc. has a 52 week low of $57.95 and a 52 week high of $72.36. The company has a quick ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.04 by ($0.60). The business had revenue of $899.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $893.18 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.34% and a net margin of 32.96%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.03 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Ventas

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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