Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Shares Bought by Russell Investments Group Ltd.

Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 82.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 828,829 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 373,838 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned 0.23% of Ventas worth $44,916,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. Securian Asset Management Inc boosted its position in Ventas by 53.6% in the third quarter. Securian Asset Management Inc now owns 119,459 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,496,000 after buying an additional 41,696 shares in the last quarter. Nepsis Inc. boosted its position in Ventas by 7.0% in the third quarter. Nepsis Inc. now owns 47,202 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,567,000 after buying an additional 3,090 shares in the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 40.0% during the third quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 611,808 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $33,270,000 after purchasing an additional 174,760 shares during the period. Reinhart Partners Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 30.9% during the third quarter. Reinhart Partners Inc. now owns 502,744 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $27,339,000 after purchasing an additional 118,546 shares during the period. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 1.9% during the third quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 221,113 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $12,028,000 after purchasing an additional 4,046 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.40% of the company’s stock.

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



A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Ventas from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, July 5th. Bank of America lifted their price target on shares of Ventas from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “$57.33” rating and set a $61.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a report on Wednesday, July 18th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $55.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $60.00 price target on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.62.

Shares of NYSE VTR opened at $58.97 on Wednesday. Ventas, Inc. has a twelve month low of $46.55 and a twelve month high of $65.72. The firm has a market cap of $20.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.18, a PEG ratio of 3.90 and a beta of 0.13. The company has a quick ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.99 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.02. Ventas had a net margin of 19.90% and a return on equity of 4.56%. The business had revenue of $936.54 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $920.19 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.71 earnings per share. Ventas’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts predict that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 12th. Investors of record on Monday, October 1st were paid a dividend of $0.79 per share. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 28th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is presently 75.96%.

Ventas 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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