Ventas INC (VTR) Market Value Rose While Agran Libbie Has Cut Holding

June 20, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.37, from 1.33 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 67 investors sold VTR shares while 205 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 317.01 million shares or 0.82% more from 314.44 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Camelot Portfolios Ltd holds 0.7% or 21,495 shares in its portfolio. Exane Derivatives stated it has 516 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Northern Trust has 0.12% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Whittier accumulated 5,393 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Piedmont Advsr Ltd Llc reported 1,000 shares. Td Asset Mngmt invested in 0.01% or 125,420 shares. Andra Ap has invested 0.22% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Garrison Fincl Corporation stated it has 3,885 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Beacon Fincl Grp reported 1.52% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Blackrock Advsr Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Blackrock Limited invested in 5.25M shares. James Inv Research holds 0% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 43 shares. Stephens Ar owns 0.26% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 103,789 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) accumulated 0.13% or 11,600 shares. Pineno Levin And Ford Asset Mngmt accumulated 43,150 shares or 1.3% of the stock.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $9.57 million activity. Lillibridge Todd W. had sold 142,359 shares worth $9.26 million. $314,500 worth of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) shares were sold by PASQUALE DOUGLAS M.

Agran Libbie decreased its stake in Ventas Inc (VTR) by 56% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Agran Libbie sold 90,046 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.01% with the market. The institutional investor held 70,750 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $4.42 million, down from 160,796 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Agran Libbie who had been investing in Ventas Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $24.79B market cap company. The stock declined 0.19% or $0.13 reaching $69.62 per share. About 575,217 shares traded. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has risen 3.44% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.26% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) to report $1.05 EPS on August, 4.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 0.96 % from last quarter’s $1.04 EPS. VTR’s profit would be $373.88M giving it 16.58 P/E if the $1.05 EPS is correct. After having $1.04 EPS previously, Ventas, Inc.’s analysts see 0.96 % EPS growth.

More recent Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “Ventas Inc (VTR) Chairman and CEO Debra A Cafaro Sold $6.9 million of Shares” on June 19, 2017. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Ventas Seems To Be Well Positioned For The Death Of Obamacare – Bullish” on June 20, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Ventas, Inc. (VTR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 02, 2017” with publication date: June 01, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Ventas Inc. had 34 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, July 26. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, May 2. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral” on Wednesday, November 11. As per Thursday, October 20, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. On Friday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. Barclays Capital initiated it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $59 target in Wednesday, January 6 report. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 21 by Mizuho. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform” on Thursday, November 10. Hilliard Lyons upgraded Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Friday, November 11 to “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Tuesday, February 16 to “Hold” rating.

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