Noteworthy Price Action: What’s Propelling Ventas, Inc. to Increase So Much?

Noteworthy Price Action: What's Propelling Ventas, Inc. to Increase So Much?

The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) is a huge mover today! About 600,351 shares traded hands. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 2.88% since April 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.14% the S&P500.
The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $21.63B company. It was reported on Nov, 29 by We have $65.79 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:VTR worth $1.73B more.

Analysts await Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) to report earnings on February, 10. They expect $1.03 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.03 per share. VTR’s profit will be $365.71 million for 14.79 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.03 actual earnings per share reported by Ventas, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Out of 12 analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 11 “Hold”. This means 8% are positive. Ventas Inc. has been the topic of 30 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) rating on Thursday, November 10. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $55 price target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Mizuho. Raymond James initiated Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Tuesday, July 26 with “Market Perform” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, March 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. Mizuho downgraded the shares of VTR in a report on Monday, November 21 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Neutral” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Friday, November 11. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, August 23 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by BTIG Research given on Thursday, August 25. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 11.

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

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.07, from 1.26 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, 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.
Moreover, Mackenzie Corp has 0% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 7,442 shares. Cambridge Invest Rech Advsr holds 0.1% or 66,354 shares in its portfolio. Nepsis Management Inc has 2.99% invested in the company for 72,238 shares. Axa has 0.04% invested in the company for 124,413 shares. Camelot Portfolios Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.92% or 21,761 shares. Hl Ser Limited Liability Corporation last reported 12,342 shares in the company. Schwab Charles holds 0.21% or 2.28M shares in its portfolio. Aviva Public Limited Company has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Enterprise Financial Svcs accumulated 134 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Parasol Invest Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1,935 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. The New York-based Amalgamated Comml Bank has invested 0.09% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Iab Retail Bank last reported 26,210 shares in the company. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in the company for 9,707 shares. Tradewinds Capital Mngmt, a Washington-based fund reported 250 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since August 2, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $18.19 million net activity. Shares for $807,562 were sold by CAFARO DEBRA A. On Tuesday, August 16 the insider RINEY T RICHARD sold $12.37M. Shares for $4.50M were sold by Cobb John D.. 6,943 Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) shares with value of $508,225 were sold by Liebbe Gregory R.

Another recent and important Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) news was published by which published an article titled: “BRIEF-Kindred announces agreements with Ventas Inc” on November 14, 2016.

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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