Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC Buys 3,195 Shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC increased its stake in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRFree Report) by 38.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 11,539 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,195 shares during the period. Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $562,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Norges Bank bought a new position in Ventas in the fourth quarter valued at about $231,512,000. Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in Ventas by 315.0% in the third quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 3,218,555 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $135,598,000 after acquiring an additional 2,443,076 shares during the last quarter. Resolution Capital Ltd bought a new position in Ventas in the third quarter valued at about $77,297,000. FMR LLC grew its position in Ventas by 7.1% in the third 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. Finally, Rush Island Management LP bought a new position in Ventas in the third quarter valued at about $56,815,000. Institutional investors own 94.18% of the company’s stock.

Insider Activity

In other news, CFO Robert F. Probst sold 18,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.11, for a total transaction of $871,535.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 176,403 shares in the company, valued at $8,310,345.33. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In other news, CFO Robert F. Probst sold 18,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.11, for a total transaction of $871,535.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 176,403 shares in the company, valued at $8,310,345.33. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CAO Gregory R. Liebbe sold 14,625 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.70, for a total value of $697,612.50. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 12,524 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $597,394.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 35,270 shares of company stock worth $1,672,966 over the last quarter. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of research analysts have issued reports on VTR shares. Wells Fargo & Company lifted their target price on Ventas from $46.00 to $49.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 30th. StockNews.com lowered Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Evercore ISI raised Ventas from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 18th. Finally, Scotiabank lifted their price objective on Ventas from $47.00 to $51.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.46.

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Ventas Trading Down 0.5 %

NYSE VTR opened at $49.76 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $20.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -261.88, a P/E/G ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 1.33. Ventas, Inc. has a 52 week low of $39.33 and a 52 week high of $50.99. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $45.66 and a 200-day moving average price of $46.01. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43.

Ventas Announces Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 1st. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.62%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is -947.32%.

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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