Professional Advisory Services INC Has Lifted Its Ventas INC (VTR) Position

September 8, 2018 - By Carolyn Hewitt

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.15, from 1.2 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold VTR 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. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Banking Corporation accumulated 0.06% or 723,375 shares. Independent Order Of Foresters has invested 2.16% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Malaga Cove Limited Com has 0.39% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 14,616 shares. Bp Pcl holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 42,000 shares. Brookstone Capital Mgmt stated it has 0.09% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd holds 9,960 shares. Ftb Advsr Inc reported 306 shares. State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 781,200 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Magnetar Financial Ltd invested in 5,713 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Cornerstone Advsrs Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Mgmt stated it has 14,195 shares. Etrade Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 32,759 shares. Cibc Asset Inc holds 74,482 shares. Ellington Mngmt Gp Limited Liability accumulated 9,200 shares. Chevy Chase Inc holds 301,775 shares.

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $5.35 million activity. Barnes Melody C also sold $211,505 worth of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) shares.

Professional Advisory Services Inc increased its stake in Ventas Inc (VTR) by 34.43% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Professional Advisory Services Inc bought 87,199 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.70% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 340,479 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $16.86M, up from 253,280 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Professional Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Ventas Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.12 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.11% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $58.85. About 1.52 million shares traded. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 20.26% since September 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.83% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Ventas: Sell Or Buy This ‘Blue-Chip’ In 2018?” on August 21, 2018.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Ventas (NYSE:VTR), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Ventas had 7 analyst reports since March 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, March 19 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $5100 target in Monday, March 26 report. Bank of America maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $60 target in Tuesday, July 10 report. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Monday, April 30 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Evercore given on Monday, May 21. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $4300 target in Monday, April 16 report.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Institutional Positions Chart

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