SG Americas Securities LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 26.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 145,864 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 52,882 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $8,307,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of VTR. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 9.7% in the first quarter. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC now owns 57,073 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,826,000 after purchasing an additional 5,035 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 8.4% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,789,980 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $88,657,000 after purchasing an additional 138,543 shares in the last quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ventas in the first quarter valued at $357,000. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 40.8% in the first quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 39,233 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,943,000 after purchasing an additional 11,359 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. raised its stake in shares of Ventas by 42.0% in the first quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 24,841 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,230,000 after purchasing an additional 7,353 shares in the last quarter. 85.07% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Ventas news, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 15,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $852,775.00. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 759,672 shares in the company, valued at $41,781,960. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 30,942 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.00, for a total value of $1,794,636.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 775,109 shares in the company, valued at $44,956,322. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 61,886 shares of company stock worth $3,496,556 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Bank of America upped their target price on Ventas from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Hilliard Lyons upgraded Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of Ventas in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Evercore ISI lowered Ventas from an “in-line” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 21st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Ventas has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $57.07.

Shares of NYSE:VTR opened at $58.90 on Friday. Ventas, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $46.55 and a fifty-two week high of $69.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $20.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.16, a P/E/G ratio of 3.59 and a beta of 0.14. The company has a current ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.06. Ventas had a return on equity of 5.02% and a net margin of 34.00%. The firm had revenue of $942.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $919.95 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.42 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.04 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 more than 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities.

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