Today, Ventas Inc. (VTR) Stake Increased by Aperio Group LLC

Today, Ventas Inc. (VTR) Stake Increased by Aperio Group LLC

Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 9.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 101,239 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 9,015 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $7,150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Ventas by 3.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 47,121,460 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,431,385,000 after buying an additional 1,388,990 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its stake in Ventas by 0.8% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 19,342,806 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,408,544,000 after buying an additional 149,224 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in Ventas by 0.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 13,250,853 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $964,927,000 after buying an additional 120,258 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in Ventas by 6.6% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 11,848,718 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $862,824,000 after buying an additional 731,760 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Ventas by 0.8% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 5,691,895 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $414,484,000 after buying an additional 47,179 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.55% of the company’s stock.

Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) opened at 60.24 on Friday. Ventas Inc. has a 12-month low of $46.87 and a 12-month high of $76.80. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $64.18 and its 200-day moving average price is $69.12. The company has a market cap of $21.33 billion, a PE ratio of 36.49 and a beta of 0.18.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $867.12 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $842.66 million. Ventas had a net margin of 16.61% and a return on equity of 5.76%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.09 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Ventas Inc. will post $4.12 earnings per share for the current year.

VTR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price target on Ventas from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Jefferies Group raised Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $65.00 to $75.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 20th. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price target (up previously from $82.00) on shares of Ventas in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Hilliard Lyons raised Ventas from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets downgraded Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $65.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.50.

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