Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 0.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 26,365 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 60 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,832,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of VTR. Geneva Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Ventas in the first quarter valued at about $219,000. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its holdings in Ventas by 91.7% during the first quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 23,230 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,558,000 after buying an additional 11,114 shares in the last quarter. Henderson Group PLC boosted its holdings in Ventas by 1.6% during the first quarter. Henderson Group PLC now owns 49,408 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,213,000 after buying an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in Ventas by 2.4% during the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 55,477 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,609,000 after buying an additional 1,319 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Altfest L J & Co. Inc. boosted its holdings in Ventas by 1.7% during the first quarter. Altfest L J & Co. Inc. now owns 23,729 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,543,000 after buying an additional 397 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.36% of the company’s stock.
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded down 0.29% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $68.74. 696,047 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $67.24 and its 200-day moving average is $66.21. The company has a market cap of $24.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.82 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas, Inc. has a 12-month low of $56.20 and a 12-month high of $73.23.
Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.61. The company had revenue of $895.49 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $890.01 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.31% and a net margin of 20.08%. Ventas’s quarterly revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Ventas, Inc. will post $1.82 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 12th will be paid a $0.775 dividend. This represents a $3.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 11th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 157.36%.
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VTR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $66.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub raised shares of Ventas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group began coverage on shares of Ventas in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. They set a “hold” rating and a $67.00 price objective for the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.57.
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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