Pacer Advisors Inc. Acquires 1,331 Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRFree Report) by 5.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,548 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,331 shares during the quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,323,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the business. FMR LLC grew its position in Ventas by 7.1% in the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 22,246,452 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $937,243,000 after acquiring an additional 1,483,908 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its position in Ventas by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 19,691,981 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $829,619,000 after acquiring an additional 331,019 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in Ventas by 2.2% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 9,157,232 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $396,158,000 after acquiring an additional 201,327 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its position in Ventas by 37.5% in the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 6,602,496 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $312,100,000 after acquiring an additional 1,801,365 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc grew its position in Ventas by 3.2% in the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 5,575,523 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $234,897,000 after acquiring an additional 173,415 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.18% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

VTR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Wells Fargo & Company reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $46.00 price target (down previously from $52.00) on shares of Ventas in a research report on Monday, February 26th. StockNews.com downgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Mizuho increased their price target on Ventas from $53.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Evercore ISI raised Ventas from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 18th. Finally, Bank of America raised Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $48.00 to $53.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $51.43.

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Ventas Trading Down 1.6 %

Ventas stock opened at $42.86 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $44.49 and a two-hundred day moving average of $44.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a current ratio of 0.51. Ventas, Inc. has a one year low of $39.33 and a one year high of $50.99. The stock has a market cap of $17.25 billion, a PE ratio of -389.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.26.

Ventas Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 1st will be paid a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.20%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -1,636.21%.

Ventas Company Profile

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Ventas Inc (NYSE: VTR) is a leading S&P 500 real estate investment trust focused on delivering strong, sustainable shareholder returns by enabling exceptional environments that benefit a large and growing aging population. The Company's growth is fueled by its senior housing communities, which provide valuable services to residents and enable them to thrive in supported environments.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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