Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Stake Lessened by Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC.

Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. trimmed its holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 2.2% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 242,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 5,487 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. owned 0.07% of Ventas worth $14,570,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of VTR. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 12.3% in the 3rd quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 23,061 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,502,000 after purchasing an additional 2,523 shares during the period. Global X MANAGEMENT CO LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 22.3% during the 3rd quarter. Global X MANAGEMENT CO LLC now owns 7,561 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $492,000 after buying an additional 1,381 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 3.5% during the 3rd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 831,429 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $54,151,000 after buying an additional 28,475 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 12.3% during the 3rd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 135,122 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $8,799,000 after buying an additional 14,829 shares during the period. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 29.4% during the 3rd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 4,826 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $314,000 after buying an additional 1,097 shares during the period. 88.78% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of VTR traded up $0.38 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $50.42. The stock had a trading volume of 2,514,666 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,945,258. The company has a market capitalization of $17,958.90, a PE ratio of 12.12, a P/E/G ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 0.09. 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, Inc. has a 52 week low of $47.80 and a 52 week high of $72.36.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.03. The company had revenue of $895.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $895.92 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 5.99% and a net margin of 37.95%. Ventas’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.58 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.79 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.27%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is 75.96%.

Several research firms have issued reports on VTR. BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 target price on Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Wells Fargo set a $54.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. SunTrust Banks set a $55.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Citigroup cut their target price on Ventas from $66.00 to $52.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ventas presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.92.

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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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