UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 6.9% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,945,665 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 125,521 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $116,759,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Amica Retiree Medical Trust bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the third quarter valued at about $131,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 85.7% in the fourth quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 2,357 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $141,000 after purchasing an additional 1,088 shares in the last quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the third quarter valued at about $174,000. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the third quarter valued at about $204,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the third quarter valued at about $206,000. 87.95% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. SunTrust Banks set a $67.00 target price on Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. BMO Capital Markets set a $62.00 target price on Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. ValuEngine upgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, KeyCorp set a $50.00 target price on Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ventas currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $58.31.
Shares of Ventas, Inc. (VTR) opened at $51.16 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $18,304.40 and a P/E ratio of 13.57. Ventas, Inc. has a 12-month low of $49.17 and a 12-month high of $72.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.20.
Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03. The business had revenue of $895.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $895.92 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 5.99% and a net margin of 37.95%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Investors of record on Monday, April 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.79 per share. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.18%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is currently 83.82%.
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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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