Ventas Inc Q1 2018 Institutional Investor Sentiment Worse Than Expected

July 16, 2018 - By Catherine Diaz

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Sentiment for Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR)

Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q1. Its down -0.15, from 1.2 in 2017Q4. The ratio worsened, as 272 institutional investors opened new or increased equity positions, while 258 reduced and sold their stock positions in Ventas Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now have: 295.52 million shares, down from 306.00 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Ventas Inc in their top 10 equity positions increased from 4 to 5 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 69 Reduced: 189 Increased: 199 New Position: 73.

Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $20.92 billion. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It has a 16.91 P/E ratio. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada.

The stock increased 0.19% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $58.32. About 677,379 shares traded. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 20.26% since July 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.83% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.01 EPS, down 4.72 % or $0.05 from last year’s $1.06 per share. VTR’s profit will be $362.35M for 14.44 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by Ventas, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.21 % EPS growth.

Apg Asset Management Us Inc. holds 7.36% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. for 17.34 million shares. Bruni J V & Co Co owns 513,609 shares or 4.39% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Professional Advisory Services Inc has 3.65% invested in the company for 340,479 shares. The California-based Green Street Investors Llc has invested 3.44% in the stock. Peloton Wealth Strategists, a Indiana-based fund reported 61,850 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $5.35 million activity.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Ventas’s analysts are positive. Out of 13 Wall Street analysts rating Ventas, 0 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 11 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $4300 while the high is $60.0. The stock’s average target of $53.92 is -7.54% below today’s ($58.32) share price. VTR was included in 16 notes of analysts from January 22, 2018. As per Tuesday, February 13, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, April 16 with “Sell”. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $52 target in Tuesday, February 13 report. The rating was downgraded by Evercore on Monday, May 21 to “Underperform”. Mizuho maintained it with “Hold” rating and $53.0 target in Friday, February 9 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, February 5 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, March 19 by Deutsche Bank. As per Tuesday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. BMO Capital Markets maintained Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) rating on Monday, March 26. BMO Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $5100 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $56.0 target in Friday, February 9 report.

Another recent and important Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Top REIT Stock Pays 5.4%, Strong FFO Growth, But Wait For A Drop” on July 09, 2018.

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