Ventas, Inc. Has More Gas To Decrease After Today’s Bearish Options Activity

 Ventas, Inc. Has More Gas To Decrease After Today's Bearish Options Activity

In today’s session Ventas, Inc. (VTR) recorded an unusually high (922) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 put, expecting serious VTR decrease. With 922 contracts traded and 12544 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: VTR161216P00060000 closed last at: $0.9 or 10% down. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has risen 10.77% since March 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.23% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) to report earnings on October, 28. They expect $1.01 EPS, down 7.34% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.09 per share. VTR’s profit will be $358.74M for 16.57 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual EPS reported by Ventas, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.88% negative EPS growth.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Out of 10 analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR), 0 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 10 “Hold”. This means 0 are positive. $74 is the highest target while $45 is the lowest. The $59 average target is -11.87% below today’s ($66.95) stock price. Ventas Inc. has been the topic of 26 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Mizuho maintained the shares of VTR in a report on Wednesday, November 11 with “Neutral” rating. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $71 target price in Tuesday, August 23 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by UBS on Friday, May 20. On Wednesday, January 6 the stock rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 26 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, March 24. Raymond James initiated the shares of VTR in a report on Tuesday, July 26 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform” on Thursday, January 14. As per Tuesday, February 16, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Ventas, Inc. is a healthcare real estate investment trust.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.34, from 1.6 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 40 funds sold all Ventas, Inc. shares owned while 189 reduced positions. 58 funds bought stakes while 231 increased positions. They now own 309.67 million shares or 1.99% less from 315.96 million shares in 2016Q1.
Cambridge Rech Advsrs holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 66,354 shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Us has 13.62M shares for 7.74% of their US portfolio. Green Square Capital Ltd Llc has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Asset Strategies accumulated 8,702 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Motco holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 3,408 shares. Valley Natl Advisers Inc accumulated 0% or 100 shares. Garrison Finance Corporation has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Thompson Davis And Incorporated has invested 0.29% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Ubs Asset Management Americas holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 1.45M shares. Lord Abbett Limited, a New Jersey-based fund reported 262,372 shares. Pggm Investments last reported 3.78 million shares in the company. Camelot Portfolios Ltd Liability Co holds 0.92% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 21,761 shares. Flippin Bruce & Porter has invested 0.88% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Counselors reported 105,700 shares or 0.46% of all its holdings. Quantbot Techs L P accumulated 0.28% or 36,124 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since August 2, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $18.19 million net activity. Liebbe Gregory R had sold 6,943 shares worth $508,225 on Friday, August 19. $12.37M worth of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) shares were sold by RINEY T RICHARD. Cobb John D. also sold $4.50 million worth of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) shares. Shares for $807,562 were sold by CAFARO DEBRA A on Friday, August 12.

Ventas, Inc. is a healthcare real estate investment trust with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The company has a market cap of $23.78 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: triple-net leased properties, senior living activities and MOB operations. It has a 52.96 P/E ratio. 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.

VTR Company Profile

Ventas, Inc., incorporated on June 22, 1987, is a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Firm operates through three divisions: triple-net leased properties, senior living activities and medical office building (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. Through its senior living activities segment, the Company invests in seniors housing communities throughout the United States and Canada, and engages independent operators to manage approximately 304 of its seniors housing communities. In its MOB activities segment, the Company primarily acquires, owns, develops, leases and manages MOBs. The Firm primarily invests in seniors housing and healthcare properties through acquisitions and leases its properties to unaffiliated tenants or operates them through independent third-party managers. It leases approximately 575 properties to various healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses, including maintenance, utilities, repairs, taxes, insurance and capital expenditures.

More news for Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Ventas Announces Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call” on October 10, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Ventas Is Firing On All Cylinders” and published on October 11, 2016 is yet another important article.

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