Notable Reporting: Ventas, Inc.’s Stock Is Buy After Today’s Big Increase

Notable Reporting: Ventas, Inc.'s Stock Is Buy After Today's Big Increase

The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) is a huge mover today! About 563,064 shares traded hands. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 7.97% since April 11, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.11% the S&P500.
The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $20.06 billion company. It was reported on Nov, 11 by We have $71.09 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:VTR worth $4.01 billion more.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Out of 11 analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 10 “Hold”. This means 9% are positive. Ventas Inc. has been the topic of 28 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Thursday, March 24. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform” on Thursday, January 14. Mizuho downgraded Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Monday, October 26 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Monday, May 2 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Market Perform” rating given by Raymond James on Tuesday, July 26. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 11 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 25 by BTIG Research. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Thursday, October 20. Mizuho maintained Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Friday, September 4 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, November 10 by BMO Capital Markets.

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

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2016 Q2. 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.
Dnb Asset As has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Loomis Sayles And Lp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 20,650 shares. Pinnacle Fincl Prtnrs holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 4,682 shares. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada holds 0.06% or 1.36 million shares in its portfolio. Edge Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock Group Inc Ltd holds 4.90M shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Decatur Capital Mngmt last reported 1.85% of its portfolio in the stock. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe) holds 5,051 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Narwhal Cap Management last reported 0.85% of its portfolio in the stock. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv has 0.1% invested in the company for 181,505 shares. Spirit Of America Management Ny last reported 37,650 shares in the company. Mizuho Asset Mngmt Coltd has 0.06% invested in the company for 4,512 shares. Fiduciary Svcs Of The Southwest Tx accumulated 33,215 shares or 0.78% of the stock. Stock Yards Savings Bank Trust has 1.69% invested in the company for 175,110 shares. Dynamic Advsr Solutions Limited Liability accumulated 62,383 shares or 1.84% of the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since August 2, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $18.19 million net activity. 169,450 shares were sold by RINEY T RICHARD, worth $12.37 million on Tuesday, August 16. Another trade for 6,943 shares valued at $508,225 was sold by Liebbe Gregory R. The insider CAFARO DEBRA A sold 10,757 shares worth $807,562. 60,000 shares were sold by Cobb John D., worth $4.50 million on Tuesday, August 2.

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.

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