180 Wealth Advisors LLC Invests $845,000 in Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Stock
180 Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund bought 14,076 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $845,000.
Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. UMB Bank N A MO increased its stake in Ventas by 8.0% in the fourth quarter. UMB Bank N A MO now owns 197,132 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $11,830,000 after purchasing an additional 14,671 shares in the last quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd bought a new stake in Ventas in the third quarter valued at approximately $647,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Ventas by 9.9% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,485,820 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $209,185,000 after purchasing an additional 314,690 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in Ventas by 83.9% in the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 178,980 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $11,655,000 after purchasing an additional 81,667 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank increased its stake in Ventas by 13.6% in the fourth quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 153,494 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $9,212,000 after purchasing an additional 18,372 shares in the last quarter. 87.95% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
VTR has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. UBS Group downgraded shares of Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Raymond James Financial reissued an “underperform” rating on shares of Ventas in a research report on Monday, December 4th. BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Finally, KeyCorp set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Ventas currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.31.
Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.03. The business had revenue of $895.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $895.92 million. Ventas had a net margin of 37.95% and a return on equity of 5.99%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.58 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.02 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Investors of record on Monday, April 2nd will be given a $0.79 dividend. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.34%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 188.10%.
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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