Advantus Capital Management Inc Lowers stake in Ventas (VTR)

Ventas (VTR) : Advantus Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in Ventas by 8.59% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 501,841 shares of Ventas which is valued at $37,352,026 after selling 47,149 shares in Ventas , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016.Ventas makes up approximately 1.05% of Advantus Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Feltz Wealth Plan reduced its stake in VTR by selling 34 shares or 1.36% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,468 shares of VTR which is valued at $182,509. Ventas makes up approx 0.01% of Feltz Wealth Plan’s portfolio.William Harris Investors Inc boosted its stake in VTR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 26 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,942 shares of Ventas which is valued at $359,432. Ventas makes up approx 0.08% of William Harris Investors Inc’s portfolio. Alpha Cubed Investments sold out all of its stake in VTR during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 6,833 shares of VTR which is valued $496,964.Hartford Investment Management Co reduced its stake in VTR by selling 807 shares or 0.99% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 80,752 shares of VTR which is valued at $5,965,958. Ventas makes up approx 0.12% of Hartford Investment Management Co’s portfolio.

Ventas closed down -0.76 points or -1.02% at $73.42 with 21,37,093 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $73.86, the shares hit an intraday low of $73.05 and an intraday high of $74.195 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Ventas reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.04. The company had revenue of $848.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $850.73 million. The company’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.18 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ventas. Ventas was Downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to ” Underperform” on Aug 1, 2016. Ventas was Initiated by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform” on Jul 26, 2016. Ventas was Initiated by Argus to “Hold” on Jul 13, 2016.

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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