Bruni J V & Co. Co. cut its stake in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 2.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 260,206 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 7,511 shares during the period. Ventas comprises approximately 3.2% of Bruni J V & Co. Co.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 14th largest holding. Bruni J V & Co. Co. owned 0.07% of Ventas worth $16,947,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lifted its stake in Ventas by 48.0% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,003 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 650 shares in the last quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC bought a new position in Ventas during the 3rd quarter valued at $174,000. Northern Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Ventas during the 2nd quarter valued at $202,000. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in Ventas during the 2nd quarter valued at $203,000. Finally, Strategic Financial Group LLC bought a new position in Ventas during the 2nd quarter valued at $208,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.84% of the company’s stock.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $64.40. The stock had a trading volume of 1,543,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,720,265. The company has a market cap of $22,936.95, a PE ratio of 15.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.15 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas, Inc. has a 12 month low of $57.97 and a 12 month high of $72.36. The company has a quick ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06.

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

VTR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Capital One Financial Corporation upgraded Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets set a $62.00 price objective on Ventas and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. KeyCorp restated a “sell” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Ventas in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. BidaskClub cut Ventas from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, UBS AG dropped their price objective on Ventas from $69.00 to $66.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $64.20.

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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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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