Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC Has $1.15 Million Holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC cut its stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 3.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,814 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 579 shares during the period. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,149,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in Ventas by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 36,891,328 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,354,034,000 after acquiring an additional 158,707 shares during the period. Centersquare Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Ventas by 397.7% in the first quarter. Centersquare Investment Management LLC now owns 19,394,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $333,092,000 after buying an additional 15,497,390 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its position in Ventas by 0.3% in the first quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 6,320,554 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $403,315,000 after buying an additional 17,658 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in Ventas by 0.3% in the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 6,068,696 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $387,243,000 after buying an additional 16,774 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Ventas by 8.8% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 5,762,889 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $337,172,000 after buying an additional 467,757 shares in the last quarter. 84.18% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on VTR shares. Citigroup raised shares of Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $67.00 to $76.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 19th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group raised their price target on shares of Ventas to $67.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 19th. Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $65.00 to $74.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 19th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $73.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research note on Monday, July 29th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised their price target on shares of Ventas to $71.00 and gave the company an “in-line” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.59.

In other news, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 68,080 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.04, for a total transaction of $4,700,243.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 741,358 shares in the company, valued at $51,183,356.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP T Richard Riney sold 29,702 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.45, for a total transaction of $2,092,505.90. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 163,488 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,517,729.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 165,866 shares of company stock valued at $11,323,058. Insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

NYSE VTR traded down $0.19 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $71.44. 838,315 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,807,068. Ventas, Inc. has a one year low of $51.80 and a one year high of $73.74. The company has a 50 day moving average of $68.91. The stock has a market cap of $26.36 billion, a PE ratio of 17.55, a P/E/G ratio of 5.89 and a beta of 0.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 0.67.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by ($0.38). Ventas had a return on equity of 4.78% and a net margin of 13.34%. The firm had revenue of $950.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $931.16 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.46 EPS. Ventas’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts expect that Ventas, Inc. will post 3.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Ventas Profile

Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, university-based research and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, and health systems.

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