Strs Ohio lowered its holdings in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 527,441 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,617 shares during the period. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.15% of Ventas worth $30,037,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Atria Investments LLC lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 14.4% in the first quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 7,854 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $389,000 after buying an additional 991 shares in the last quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 5.0% in the first quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 21,276 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,054,000 after buying an additional 1,004 shares in the last quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.9% in the first quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 113,987 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,645,000 after buying an additional 1,021 shares in the last quarter. Trust Co lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 19.4% in the first quarter. Trust Co now owns 6,325 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $313,000 after buying an additional 1,028 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Ventas by 0.8% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 136,713 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,786,000 after buying an additional 1,080 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.07% of the company’s stock.

In other Ventas news, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 15,439 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $849,145.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 759,606 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $41,778,330. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 30,942 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.00, for a total transaction of $1,794,636.00. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 775,109 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $44,956,322. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 61,886 shares of company stock valued at $3,496,556. 1.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada set a $61.00 price objective on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Hilliard Lyons raised shares of Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Evercore ISI cut shares of Ventas from an “in-line” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, May 21st. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.07.

VTR opened at $58.90 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 0.56 and a quick ratio of 0.56. Ventas, Inc. has a twelve month low of $46.55 and a twelve month high of $69.92. The company has a market cap of $20.30 billion, a PE ratio of 14.16, a P/E/G ratio of 3.59 and a beta of 0.14.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.06. Ventas had a net margin of 34.00% and a return on equity of 5.02%. The business had revenue of $942.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $919.95 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Ventas

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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