Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR).
Lasalle Investment Management Securities LLC reports that it lowered its stake in Ventas Inc by 506,221 shares as reported in a filing on 11/15/2017. Its position was valued at $173,495,000 a decrease of 21.2% as of quarter end.
Here are some institutional investors who have increased or decreased their stake in (VTR). Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc /tx augmented its stake by buying 288 shares an increase of 0.9% in the quarter. Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc /tx controls 31,522 shares with a value of $2,053,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 5.4%. Baird Financial Group, Inc. downsized its holdings by shedding 1,064 shares a decrease of 1.2% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. Baird Financial Group, Inc. currently owns 87,111 shares worth $5,674,000. The value of the position overall is down by 7.4%.
As of quarter end Raymond James & Associates had acquired a total of 10,828 shares growing its holdings by 0.9%. The value of the total investment in Ventas Inc went from $86,417,000 to $81,712,000 decreasing 5.4% quarter over quarter.
On October 29 analysts at SunTrust Banks released a research note on VTR with a rating of “Hold” and a price target of $67.00.
Equity analyst BMO Capital Markets released research on VTR stating a rating of “Sell” and projecting a price target of $62.00. On October 18 BMO Capital Markets made no change to the company rating of “Sell” projecting a price of $62.00.
Capital One Financial Corporation updated guidance on VTR with a rating of “Equal Weight”.
The company is trading down by 0.63% since yesterday’s close of 65.04. The company currently has a P/E ratio of 38.39 and market capitalization is 23.02B. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $1.68 with 356.16M shares now outstanding.
Traders are a little more bullish on Ventas Inc recently looking at the motion in short interest. The firm had a fall in short interest of -13.89% as of October 13, 2017 from the last reporting period. Short interest fell 1,210,638 over that timeframe. With short interest at 7,504,250 and short average daily volume at 1,676,732, the short-interest ratio is 4.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.02% on October 13.