Ingalls & Snyder LLC Has $4.14 Million Holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

Ingalls & Snyder LLC reduced its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 0.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 64,801 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 450 shares during the period. Ingalls & Snyder LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $4,135,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in VTR. AdvisorNet Financial Inc raised its holdings in shares of Ventas by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 2,491 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $146,000 after purchasing an additional 159 shares during the last quarter. West Oak Capital LLC boosted its position in Ventas by 4.9% during the first quarter. West Oak Capital LLC now owns 3,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $217,000 after purchasing an additional 160 shares during the period. Colony Group LLC boosted its position in Ventas by 3.3% during the fourth quarter. Colony Group LLC now owns 5,425 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $318,000 after purchasing an additional 171 shares during the period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. boosted its position in Ventas by 11.5% during the fourth quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 1,776 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $104,000 after purchasing an additional 183 shares during the period. Finally, Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its position in Ventas by 9.4% during the fourth quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,410 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $141,000 after purchasing an additional 207 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.57% of the company’s stock.

VTR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th. Raymond James raised shares of Ventas from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley started coverage on shares of Ventas in a research report on Thursday, March 28th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $61.00 target price for the company. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on Ventas from $62.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group boosted their price target on Ventas from $60.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and thirteen have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $59.46.

In other Ventas news, CAO Gregory R. Liebbe sold 4,113 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.67, for a total transaction of $249,535.71. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 14,627 shares in the company, valued at approximately $887,420.09. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Robert F. Probst sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.31, for a total value of $633,100.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 100,064 shares in the company, valued at $6,335,051.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 111,577 shares of company stock worth $7,149,673 over the last quarter. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Ventas stock opened at $62.48 on Friday. Ventas, Inc. has a 1 year low of $50.69 and a 1 year high of $65.70. The company has a market capitalization of $22.39 billion, a PE ratio of 15.35, a PEG ratio of 8.44 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 0.56 and a quick ratio of 0.53.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last announced its earnings results on Friday, April 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.03. Ventas had a return on equity of 4.04% and a net margin of 12.19%. The business had revenue of $942.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $908.61 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.22 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down .1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Ventas, Inc. will post 3.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 12th. Investors of record on Monday, April 1st were issued a $0.7925 dividend. This represents a $3.17 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 29th. Ventas’s payout ratio is presently 77.89%.

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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, university-based research and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, and health systems.

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