Ventas, Inc. (VTR) CAO Sells $249,535.71 in Stock

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) CAO Gregory R. Liebbe sold 4,113 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.67, for a total value of $249,535.71. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 14,627 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $887,420.09. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Ventas stock opened at $59.03 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.53. The company has a market capitalization of $21.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.50, a P/E/G ratio of 8.58 and a beta of 0.32. Ventas, Inc. has a one year low of $46.55 and a one year high of $65.70.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $923.26 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $913.92 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 3.54% and a net margin of 10.93%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.03 EPS. As a group, equities analysts expect that Ventas, Inc. will post 3.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 1st were paid a dividend of $0.7925 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 29th. This represents a $3.17 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.37%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 77.89%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of VTR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 22.6% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,214,027 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $392,299,000 after buying an additional 1,331,028 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 23.0% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,848,304 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $372,410,000 after buying an additional 1,282,487 shares during the period. Vident Investment Advisory LLC increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 35.6% during the third quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 30,828 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,676,000 after buying an additional 8,086 shares during the period. Verition Fund Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Ventas during the third quarter valued at approximately $357,000. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of Ventas by 56.7% during the third quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 11,208 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $609,000 after buying an additional 4,056 shares during the period. 88.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

VTR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Ventas in a research note on Thursday, March 28th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $61.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine cut Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on Ventas from $54.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 29th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Ventas from $62.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, December 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $59.33.

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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, health systems and skilled nursing facilities.

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