Honeywell International Inc. decreased its holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 15.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 75,853 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 13,400 shares during the quarter. Honeywell International Inc.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $4,320,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in Ventas by 5.2% during the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 57,019 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,246,000 after acquiring an additional 2,831 shares during the last quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. boosted its position in Ventas by 23.7% during the second quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 21,742 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,239,000 after acquiring an additional 4,169 shares during the last quarter. Loudon Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Ventas by 1.5% during the second quarter. Loudon Investment Management LLC now owns 60,252 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,431,000 after acquiring an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in Ventas by 4.0% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,852,626 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $219,408,000 after acquiring an additional 146,720 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in Ventas by 43.5% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 454,991 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $25,970,000 after acquiring an additional 137,926 shares during the last quarter. 85.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have commented on VTR. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $58.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada set a $61.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Hilliard Lyons raised shares of Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Evercore ISI cut shares of Ventas from an “in-line” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 21st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $57.07.

VTR stock opened at $59.41 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $21.27 billion, a PE ratio of 14.28, a P/E/G ratio of 3.91 and a beta of 0.14. The company has a current ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97. Ventas, Inc. has a 1 year low of $46.55 and a 1 year high of $69.92.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $942.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $919.95 million. Ventas had a net margin of 34.00% and a return on equity of 5.02%. The business’s revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.42 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 30,942 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.00, for a total transaction of $1,794,636.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 775,109 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $44,956,322. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Debra A. Cafaro sold 15,505 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $852,775.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 759,672 shares in the company, valued at approximately $41,781,960. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 61,886 shares of company stock worth $3,496,556 in the last three months. Insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

Ventas Company Profile

Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of more than 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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