Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Shares Sold by Sei Investments Co.

Sei Investments Co. trimmed its position in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 25.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 401,879 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 135,180 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. owned approximately 0.11% of Ventas worth $24,116,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. APG Asset Management US Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 1.6% during the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management US Inc. now owns 14,750,063 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $885,151,000 after buying an additional 233,000 shares during the last quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 8.6% during the 3rd quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 6,895,293 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $449,090,000 after buying an additional 545,504 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 7.3% during the 3rd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 5,247,318 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $341,758,000 after buying an additional 357,605 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,022,210 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $327,098,000 after buying an additional 98,083 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capital International Investors increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 40.9% during the 3rd quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 4,141,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $269,749,000 after buying an additional 1,202,900 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.05% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. SunTrust Banks set a $55.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday. Mizuho set a $53.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ventas currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.31.

Shares of Ventas, Inc. (VTR) opened at $51.39 on Friday. Ventas, Inc. has a twelve month low of $49.17 and a twelve month high of $72.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $18,310.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 1.46.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.03. Ventas had a return on equity of 5.99% and a net margin of 37.95%. The firm had revenue of $895.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $895.92 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.58 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.02 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Investors of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a $0.79 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.15%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is currently 188.10%.

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Ventas Profile

Ventas, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and office operations. Under its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company invests in and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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