Calamos Advisors LLC Has $2,040,000 Stake in Ventas, Inc. (VTR)

Calamos Advisors LLC reduced its position in shares of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) by 7.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 32,622 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,459 shares during the period. Calamos Advisors LLC’s holdings in Ventas were worth $2,040,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Huntington National Bank boosted its position in Ventas by 15.8% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 3,142 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $229,000 after buying an additional 429 shares during the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD boosted its position in Ventas by 1.2% in the second quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 365,621 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $26,624,000 after buying an additional 4,201 shares during the last quarter. DT Investment Partners LLC boosted its position in Ventas by 19.2% in the second quarter. DT Investment Partners LLC now owns 12,528 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $912,000 after buying an additional 2,017 shares during the last quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. boosted its position in Ventas by 35.6% in the second quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. now owns 7,441 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $542,000 after buying an additional 1,955 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Kalos Management Inc. boosted its position in Ventas by 4.0% in the second quarter. Kalos Management Inc. now owns 4,920 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $358,000 after buying an additional 190 shares during the last quarter. 91.98% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ventas (NYSE:VTR)

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) traded up 1.34% during trading on Monday, reaching $62.60. 647,805 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.15 billion, a PE ratio of 33.71 and a beta of 0.08. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $61.80 and a 200 day moving average of $66.19. Ventas, Inc. has a 1-year low of $46.87 and a 1-year high of $76.80.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last released its earnings results on Friday, February 10th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.01. Ventas had a net margin of 18.85% and a return on equity of 6.42%. The firm earned $875.70 million during the quarter. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.37 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Ventas, Inc. will post $1.83 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.775 per share. This represents a $3.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.02%. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 166.67%.

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A number of analysts have recently commented on VTR shares. Jefferies Group LLC raised shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $65.00 to $75.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 20th. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 target price on shares of Ventas in a research note on Monday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ventas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets cut shares of Ventas from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $65.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons raised shares of Ventas from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $62.80.

About Ventas

Ventas, Inc is a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and MOB operations. In its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company acquires and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

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