Professional Advisory Services Inc Lowers stake in Ventas (VTR)

Ventas (VTR) : Professional Advisory Services Inc reduced its stake in Ventas by 31.05% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 191,032 shares of Ventas which is valued at $13,867,013 after selling 86,043 shares in Ventas , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 15, 2016.Ventas makes up approximately 3.09% of Professional Advisory Services Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , James Investment Research Inc added VTR to its portfolio by purchasing 43 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $3,121.Eqis Capital Management boosted its stake in VTR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,717 additional shares and now holds a total of 11,825 shares of Ventas which is valued at $858,377. Ventas makes up approx 0.06% of Eqis Capital Management’s portfolio.Gofen Glossberg Il boosted its stake in VTR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 226 additional shares and now holds a total of 37,129 shares of Ventas which is valued at $2,679,600. Ventas makes up approx 0.11% of Gofen Glossberg Il’s portfolio.Gateway Investment Advisers reduced its stake in VTR by selling 29,777 shares or 4.61% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 616,642 shares of VTR which is valued at $44,503,053. Ventas makes up approx 0.37% of Gateway Investment Advisers’s portfolio.Dnb Asset Management As boosted its stake in VTR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 600 additional shares and now holds a total of 26,239 shares of Ventas which is valued at $1,905,739. Ventas makes up approx 0.04% of Dnb Asset Management As’s portfolio.

Ventas opened for trading at $72.3 and hit $72.65 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $72.59, with a gain of 0.82% or 0.59 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 12,64,159 shares. Company has a market cap of $24,545 M.

On the company’s financial health, Ventas reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Apr 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.02. The company had revenue of $852.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $826.64 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.97 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ventas. Ventas was Initiated by Argus to “Hold” on Jul 13, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Jul 6, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 82 from a previous price target of $71 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on May 2, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 64 from a previous price target of $59 .

Ventas Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company has a portfolio of seniors housing and healthcare 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. The triple-net leased properties segment invests in seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and lease those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses. The senior living operations segment invests in seniors housing communities throughout the United States and Canada and engages independent operators such as Atria and Sunrise to manage those communities. The MOB operations segment acquires owns develops leases and manages MOBs throughout the United States. It invests in seniors housing and healthcare properties.

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