Could Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) Skyrocket? The Stock Had Too Little Sellers

June 14, 2018 - By Eugene Smith

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.15, from 1.2 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 69 investors sold Ventas, Inc. shares while 189 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 199 raised stakes. 295.52 million shares or 3.42% less from 306.00 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
53 are held by Cornerstone. Kentucky Retirement invested 0.08% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Cadence Cap Management Limited invested in 23,427 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Limited invested in 284,465 shares or 0.21% of the stock. 1.46 million were accumulated by Raymond James And. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc stated it has 52,261 shares. Natixis has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Schnieders Capital Ltd Liability owns 19,519 shares. 54,150 were reported by Sterling Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp. Fmr Ltd owns 14.58M shares. Lmr Prns Limited Liability Partnership reported 3,774 shares stake. Peak6 L P, a Illinois-based fund reported 289,455 shares. Retirement Systems Of Alabama holds 170,156 shares. Hexavest Incorporated invested 0.72% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Edgemoor Incorporated has invested 0.16% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR).

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $3.56 million activity. CAFARO DEBRA A also sold $849,174 worth of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) shares.

The stock of Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) registered a decrease of 1.62% in short interest. VTR’s total short interest was 7.51M shares in June as published by FINRA. Its down 1.62% from 7.63M shares, reported previously. With 2.55M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their VTR’s short positions. The short interest to Ventas Inc’s float is 2.12%.

The stock increased 1.92% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $54.47. About 1.10 million shares traded. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 20.26% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.83% the S&P500.

Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $19.54 billion. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It has a 14.41 P/E ratio. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Ventas (NYSE:VTR), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Ventas had 18 analyst reports since January 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the shares of VTR in report on Monday, April 30 to “Market Perform” rating. Jefferies maintained Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Monday, February 5 with “Hold” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $4300 target in Monday, April 16 report. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Hold” rating by Mizuho on Friday, February 9. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 13 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, March 26 with “Sell”. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Evercore given on Monday, May 21. BMO Capital Markets maintained Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) rating on Monday, January 15. BMO Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $55.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 22 by SunTrust.

More important recent Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) news were published by: which released: “A Landlord’s Dream – High Return With Lower Risk” on June 07, 2018, also published article titled: “Buy This Safe 5.9%-Yielding Healthcare REIT For Your DGI Portfolio”, published: “7 Women-Led S&P 500 Companies to Own for the Long Haul” on June 13, 2018. More interesting news about Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) was released by: and their article: “Ventas: The Cornerstone Of My Portfolio” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

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