Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its position in shares of Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 5.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 103,116 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 5,300 shares during the period. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd’s holdings in Ventas were worth $7,283,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in Ventas by 7.9% in the third quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 30,827 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,177,000 after buying an additional 2,250 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning increased its stake in Ventas by 2.0% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 40,617 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,869,000 after buying an additional 785 shares during the last quarter. British Columbia Investment Management Corp increased its stake in Ventas by 29.5% in the third quarter. British Columbia Investment Management Corp now owns 220,355 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $15,564,000 after buying an additional 50,159 shares during the last quarter. Grassi Investment Management increased its stake in Ventas by 1.8% in the third quarter. Grassi Investment Management now owns 17,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,201,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its stake in Ventas by 0.6% in the third quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 10,340 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $730,000 after buying an additional 63 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.19% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded down 0.9830% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $60.4697. 1,488,042 shares of the company traded hands. Ventas Inc. has a 52-week low of $46.87 and a 52-week high of $76.80. The company has a market capitalization of $21.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.6261 and a beta of 0.18. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $63.99 and a 200-day moving average price of $69.11.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $867.12 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $842.66 million. Ventas had a net margin of 16.61% and a return on equity of 5.76%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.09 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Ventas Inc. will post $4.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Mizuho downgraded shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $63.00 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, November 21st. Hilliard Lyons upgraded shares of Ventas from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 9th. BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $65.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group upgraded shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $65.00 to $75.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ventas presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $64.50.

About Ventas

Ventas, Inc is a healthcare 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 MOB operations. In its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company acquires and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

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