Duality Advisers LP reduced its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 57.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 36,620 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 49,290 shares during the quarter. Duality Advisers LP’s holdings in Ventas were worth $2,337,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Ventas by 88.9% during the first quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 391 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 184 shares in the last quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ventas during the first quarter worth $26,000. Heritage Wealth Advisors increased its position in shares of Ventas by 59.3% during the first quarter. Heritage Wealth Advisors now owns 478 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $31,000 after purchasing an additional 178 shares in the last quarter. Investors Research Corp acquired a new position in shares of Ventas during the first quarter worth $32,000. Finally, Rational Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Ventas during the fourth quarter worth $34,000. 87.08% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Ventas stock traded down $0.44 during trading on Monday, hitting $67.91. The company had a trading volume of 1,968,146 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,242,428. Ventas, Inc. has a 1-year low of $51.80 and a 1-year high of $73.74. The company has a current ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $66.14. The stock has a market cap of $24.31 billion, a PE ratio of 16.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.46 and a beta of 0.28.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 1st will be given a $0.7925 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 28th. This represents a $3.17 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.67%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is presently 77.89%.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on Ventas to $71.00 and gave the company an “in-line” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 20th. Bank of America reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $72.50 target price (up from $67.00) on shares of Ventas in a research report on Friday, June 21st. Stifel Nicolaus raised Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $65.00 to $74.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 19th. Citigroup raised Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $67.00 to $76.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 19th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group increased their price target on Ventas to $67.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.82.
In related news, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 68,084 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.54, for a total value of $4,530,309.36. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 805,835 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $53,620,260.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 68,080 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.04, for a total transaction of $4,700,243.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 741,358 shares in the company, valued at $51,183,356.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 165,866 shares of company stock valued at $11,323,058 in the last three months. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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