DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale trimmed its holdings in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 8.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 19,859 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,786 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,415,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in Ventas by 48.0% during the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,003 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 650 shares during the last quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC acquired a new position in Ventas during the third quarter worth $174,000. Northern Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Ventas during the second quarter worth $202,000. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. acquired a new position in Ventas during the second quarter worth $203,000. Finally, Carnick & Kubik Group LLC acquired a new position in Ventas during the third quarter worth $204,000. 89.84% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE VTR) traded down $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $64.24. 1,445,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,716,826. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.46. Ventas, Inc. has a one year low of $57.97 and a one year high of $72.36. The company has a market capitalization of $22,879.96, a PE ratio of 15.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.14 and a beta of 0.08.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by ($0.60). Ventas had a net margin of 32.96% and a return on equity of 6.34%. The company had revenue of $899.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $893.18 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

VTR has been the topic of several analyst reports. KeyCorp reissued a “sell” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Ventas in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Capital One Financial Corporation raised shares of Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BMO Capital Markets set a $62.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation cut shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $72.00 to $71.00 in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ventas presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.33.

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About Ventas

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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