Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lessened its position in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 11.7% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,780 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,230 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,093,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Financial Architects Inc raised its stake in Ventas by 0.3% during the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 3,604 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $251,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the last quarter. Wagner Bowman Management Corp raised its stake in Ventas by 0.8% during the second quarter. Wagner Bowman Management Corp now owns 3,128 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $217,000 after buying an additional 26 shares during the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. raised its stake in Ventas by 0.3% during the second quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 9,205 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $640,000 after buying an additional 27 shares during the last quarter. Good Life Advisors LLC raised its stake in Ventas by 0.8% during the second quarter. Good Life Advisors LLC now owns 4,023 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $271,000 after buying an additional 31 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Allied Advisory Services Inc. raised its stake in Ventas by 0.3% during the second quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 14,612 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,012,000 after buying an additional 47 shares during the last quarter. 89.84% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE VTR) opened at $64.32 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. The company has a market cap of $22,883.53, a PE ratio of 15.41, a PEG ratio of 4.14 and a beta of 0.08. Ventas, Inc. has a 52-week low of $57.97 and a 52-week high of $72.36.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the 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 was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.03 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.16 EPS for the current year.

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A number of brokerages recently weighed in on VTR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Capital One Financial Corporation raised shares of Ventas from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $67.00 target price on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. BMO Capital Markets set a $62.00 target price on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, UBS AG decreased their price target on shares of Ventas from $69.00 to $66.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.33.

Ventas Company 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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