238,797 Shares in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Acquired by Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors L.P.

Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors L.P. purchased a new position in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTRFree Report) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 238,797 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $11,902,000.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. International Assets Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 4,831.0% in the 4th quarter. International Assets Investment Management LLC now owns 231,856 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,556,000 after purchasing an additional 227,154 shares during the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 10.4% in the 4th quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 86,912 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,332,000 after purchasing an additional 8,199 shares during the last quarter. Lincluden Management Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Ventas in the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,170,000. SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Ventas by 114.9% in the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 47,578 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,371,000 after purchasing an additional 25,442 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its stake in Ventas by 3.9% during the 4th quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 641,999 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $31,875,000 after acquiring an additional 23,803 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.18% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several analysts have weighed in on VTR shares. StockNews.com downgraded Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Scotiabank lifted their target price on Ventas from $47.00 to $51.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 16th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft started coverage on Ventas in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $46.00 target price (down previously from $52.00) on shares of Ventas in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Evercore ISI raised Ventas from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat, Ventas presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $51.23.

Check Out Our Latest Stock Analysis on VTR

Ventas Price Performance

Shares of VTR stock traded up $0.31 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $47.50. 1,056,420 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,153,200. Ventas, Inc. has a twelve month low of $39.33 and a twelve month high of $50.99. The firm has a market cap of $19.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -249.99, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 1.25. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $44.75 and its 200-day simple moving average is $45.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a current ratio of 0.63.

Ventas Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 18th. Investors of record on Monday, July 1st will be issued a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.79%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 1st. Ventas’s payout ratio is -947.32%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, CFO Robert F. Probst sold 18,500 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.11, for a total value of $871,535.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 176,403 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,310,345.33. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In related news, CFO Robert F. Probst sold 18,500 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.11, for a total value of $871,535.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 176,403 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,310,345.33. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Walter C. Rakowich sold 2,145 shares of Ventas stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.40, for a total value of $103,818.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 26,031 shares in the company, valued at $1,259,900.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 35,270 shares of company stock worth $1,672,966 in the last three months. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Ventas Profile

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Ventas Inc (NYSE: VTR) is a leading S&P 500 real estate investment trust focused on delivering strong, sustainable shareholder returns by enabling exceptional environments that benefit a large and growing aging population. The Company's growth is fueled by its senior housing communities, which provide valuable services to residents and enable them to thrive in supported environments.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

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