Clean Yield Group raised its holdings in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 4.1% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 82,140 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,200 shares during the quarter. Ventas accounts for approximately 2.0% of Clean Yield Group’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 11th largest holding. Clean Yield Group’s holdings in Ventas were worth $4,929,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in VTR. Amica Retiree Medical Trust bought a new stake in shares of Ventas during the third quarter worth $131,000. Cable Hill Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ventas during the third quarter worth $174,000. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ventas during the third quarter worth $204,000. Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ventas during the third quarter worth $206,000. Finally, AlphaStar Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the third quarter valued at about $209,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.10% of the company’s stock.
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE VTR) traded down $1.40 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $54.83. The company had a trading volume of 4,282,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,520,278. Ventas, Inc. has a 12-month low of $54.77 and a 12-month high of $72.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.46. The company has a market capitalization of $19,670.00, a P/E ratio of 32.64, a P/E/G ratio of 3.67 and a beta of 0.09.
Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). Ventas had a net margin of 32.96% and a return on equity of 6.34%. The company had revenue of $899.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $893.18 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.03 EPS. Ventas’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.15 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were paid a $0.79 dividend. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.76%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 29th. This is a positive change from Ventas’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.78. Ventas’s payout ratio is 188.10%.
Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Monday. KeyCorp set a $50.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine upgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. UBS Group decreased their price objective on Ventas from $69.00 to $66.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ventas presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $63.00.
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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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