MML Investors Services LLC raised its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 70.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 78,870 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,712 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $4,289,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. Brasada Capital Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 43.4% during the third quarter. Brasada Capital Management LP now owns 7,866 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $428,000 after acquiring an additional 2,380 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 2.1% during the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 545,181 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $29,647,000 after acquiring an additional 10,970 shares during the period. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 8.5% in the third quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 27,533 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,497,000 after buying an additional 2,159 shares during the last quarter. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 66.7% in the third quarter. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. now owns 10,920 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $594,000 after buying an additional 4,368 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 7.1% in the third quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 288,274 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $15,677,000 after buying an additional 19,160 shares during the last quarter. 84.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of VTR stock opened at $61.39 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 0.56 and a quick ratio of 0.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.76, a PEG ratio of 4.49 and a beta of -0.02. Ventas, Inc. has a 12 month low of $46.55 and a 12 month high of $64.96.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $936.54 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $920.19 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 4.56% and a net margin of 19.90%. The company’s revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.71 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. TheStreet cut Ventas from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a report on Friday, July 27th. ValuEngine raised Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $61.00 price target on Ventas and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ventas has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.46.

In related news, EVP T Richard Riney sold 13,708 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.00, for a total value of $822,480.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Ventas Company 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, life science and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities.

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