Ventas (NYSE:VTR) had its target price lifted by Raymond James from $45.00 to $47.00 in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning, Benzinga reports. Raymond James currently has an outperform rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Evercore ISI lowered shares of Ventas from an in-line rating to an underperform rating in a report on Monday, June 15th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of Ventas from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $34.00 to $45.00 in a report on Friday, August 14th. Bank of America lifted their price target on shares of Ventas from $25.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an underperform rating in a report on Friday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ventas from a sell rating to a hold rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, May 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their target price on shares of Ventas from $35.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, July 29th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $41.47.

Shares of NYSE:VTR opened at $45.33 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $16.91 billion, a PE ratio of 41.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.58 and a beta of 1.07. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $41.66 and its 200-day moving average is $36.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 1.53. Ventas has a 52 week low of $13.35 and a 52 week high of $74.71.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 7th. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.42) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by ($0.67). The business had revenue of $943.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $949.32 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 3.88% and a net margin of 10.49%. Ventas’s revenue for the quarter was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.58 EPS. Sell-side analysts forecast that Ventas will post 3.19 EPS for the current year.

In other Ventas news, CFO Robert F. Probst sold 16,000 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.20, for a total value of $675,200.00. Insiders own 1.16% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in shares of Ventas by 6.3% during the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 70,295 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,884,000 after acquiring an additional 4,138 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in shares of Ventas by 9.4% during the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 721,536 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $19,337,000 after acquiring an additional 61,782 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its position in Ventas by 2,098.7% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 863,698 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $23,914,000 after purchasing an additional 824,415 shares in the last quarter. Private Capital Group LLC grew its position in Ventas by 43.2% in the 1st quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,307 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $36,000 after purchasing an additional 394 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Soltis Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Ventas by 33.7% in the 1st quarter. Soltis Investment Advisors LLC now owns 10,286 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $276,000 after purchasing an additional 2,591 shares in the last quarter. 90.54% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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