Schnieders Capital Management LLC Boosts Stock Position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

Schnieders Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 3.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 15,786 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the quarter. Schnieders Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $1,079,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Hudock Capital Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ventas by 10.7% in the second quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,558 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 151 shares in the last quarter. FLC Capital Advisors boosted its stake in Ventas by 3.2% during the second quarter. FLC Capital Advisors now owns 5,041 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $353,000 after buying an additional 155 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A. boosted its stake in Ventas by 0.6% during the second quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 26,334 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,799,000 after buying an additional 165 shares during the period. 6 Meridian boosted its stake in Ventas by 2.2% during the second quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 8,023 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $548,000 after buying an additional 169 shares during the period. Finally, H D Vest Advisory Services boosted its stake in Ventas by 5.3% during the second quarter. H D Vest Advisory Services now owns 3,422 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $234,000 after buying an additional 172 shares during the period. 87.24% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:VTR traded down $0.67 on Friday, hitting $71.99. 1,110,234 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,787,037. Ventas, Inc. has a 12 month low of $51.80 and a 12 month high of $73.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $27.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.97 and a beta of 0.27. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $69.65 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $65.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.67.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its earnings results on Friday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.96 by ($0.38). Ventas had a return on equity of 4.78% and a net margin of 13.34%. The business had revenue of $950.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $931.16 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.46 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post 3.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have commented on VTR. Bank of America reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $72.50 price objective (up from $67.00) on shares of Ventas in a research note on Friday, June 21st. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on shares of Ventas to $71.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 20th. Citigroup raised shares of Ventas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $67.00 to $76.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 19th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Ventas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $65.00 to $74.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ventas presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.59.

In other news, EVP John D. Cobb sold 10,000 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.54, for a total transaction of $725,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP T Richard Riney sold 29,702 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.45, for a total value of $2,092,505.90. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 163,488 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,517,729.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 175,866 shares of company stock valued at $12,048,458. Corporate insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

Ventas Profile

Ventas, Inc, an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, university-based research and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, and health systems.

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