Phocas Financial Corp. maintained its stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,420 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Phocas Financial Corp.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $446,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Financial Architects Inc increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 3,604 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $251,000 after acquiring an additional 12 shares during the last quarter. Wagner Bowman Management Corp increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Wagner Bowman Management Corp now owns 3,128 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $217,000 after acquiring an additional 26 shares during the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 9,205 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $640,000 after acquiring an additional 27 shares during the last quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 1,922 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 28 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Good Life Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Ventas by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Good Life Advisors LLC now owns 4,023 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $271,000 after acquiring an additional 31 shares during the last quarter. 89.16% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Ventas, Inc. (VTR) traded up 0.09% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $63.26. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 320,052 shares. The stock has a market cap of $22.53 billion, a PE ratio of 32.05 and a beta of 0.08. The company has a 50 day moving average of $66.53 and a 200-day moving average of $66.70. Ventas, Inc. has a 52-week low of $56.20 and a 52-week high of $72.36.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.61. The business had revenue of $895.49 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $890.01 million. Ventas had a return on equity of 6.31% and a net margin of 20.08%. The business’s revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post $1.82 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 12th were paid a dividend of $0.775 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 11th. This represents a $3.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.91%. Ventas’s payout ratio is currently 157.36%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on VTR. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “sell” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a report on Wednesday. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group began coverage on Ventas in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. They set a “hold” rating and a $67.00 price objective on the stock. Mizuho reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Ventas in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. BidaskClub raised Ventas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation lowered Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price objective 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, eight have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Ventas presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $63.90.

Ventas Profile

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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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