Tredje AP fonden raised its position in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 19.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 27,172 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 4,475 shares during the period. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in Ventas were worth $728,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of VTR. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Ventas by 2.7% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 38,081,706 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,020,588,000 after purchasing an additional 989,682 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its position in Ventas by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 25,059,448 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $690,868,000 after acquiring an additional 116,884 shares in the last quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. increased its stake in Ventas by 2.5% in the 1st quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. now owns 18,660,063 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $500,090,000 after buying an additional 461,500 shares during the last quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 152,791.4% during the 1st quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 12,697,634 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $340,297,000 after purchasing an additional 12,689,329 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 3.9% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 7,820,335 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $209,279,000 after purchasing an additional 295,046 shares during the last quarter. 88.22% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

VTR has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Raymond James cut their price objective on shares of Ventas from $43.00 to $40.00 and set a “strong-buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 29th. Jefferies Financial Group cut shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 10th. KeyCorp decreased their price objective on shares of Ventas from $50.00 to $23.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 21st. Evercore ISI lowered shares of Ventas from an “in-line” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, June 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Saturday, May 30th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Ventas currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.88.

Shares of VTR traded down $0.38 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $35.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 50,689 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,096,407. The company has a market cap of $13.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.94, a PEG ratio of 3.66 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 2.86 and a quick ratio of 2.86. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $35.09 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $43.85. Ventas, Inc. has a 52-week low of $13.35 and a 52-week high of $75.40.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.08. Ventas had a net margin of 19.80% and a return on equity of 7.26%. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $969.85 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.35 earnings per share. Ventas’s revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts predict that Ventas, Inc. will post 3.13 earnings per share for the current year.

About Ventas

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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