Schroder Investment Management Group trimmed its position in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 68,861 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 933 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Ventas were worth $3,955,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of VTR. Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its stake in shares of Ventas by 14.7% during the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 6,478,668 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $368,960,000 after buying an additional 828,577 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of Ventas by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 5,565,817 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $316,972,000 after buying an additional 98,926 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Ventas by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,376,703 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $306,207,000 after buying an additional 80,655 shares during the period. Centersquare Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Ventas by 101.5% during the 2nd quarter. Centersquare Investment Management LLC now owns 3,952,742 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $225,108,000 after buying an additional 1,990,849 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Ventas by 4.0% during the 2nd 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 buying an additional 146,720 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.37% of the company’s stock.

VTR stock opened at $55.94 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 0.56 and a quick ratio of 0.56. Ventas, Inc. has a 1 year low of $46.55 and a 1 year high of $65.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $19.73 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.77 and a beta of 0.13.

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, beating the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.06. Ventas had a net margin of 34.00% and a return on equity of 5.02%. The business had revenue of $942.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $919.95 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.42 EPS. Ventas’s quarterly revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post 4.06 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 12th. Investors of record on Monday, October 1st were paid a $0.79 dividend. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.65%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 28th. Ventas’s payout ratio is presently 75.96%.

In related news, EVP T Richard Riney sold 13,708 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.00, for a total value of $822,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on VTR shares. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “$57.33” rating and set a $61.00 target price on shares of Ventas in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Bank of America lifted their target price on shares of Ventas from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ventas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. TheStreet raised shares of Ventas from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 5th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Ventas in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.33.

About Ventas

Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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