How Many Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)’s Analysts Are Bearish?

July 14, 2018 - By Elizabeth Bryant

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.15, from 1.2 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 69 investors sold Ventas, Inc. shares while 189 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 199 raised stakes. 295.52 million shares or 3.42% less from 306.00 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Glenmede Co Na reported 26,308 shares. Pggm Investments, a Netherlands-based fund reported 1.84M shares. Estabrook Cap Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 7 shares. Metropolitan Life Com has 0% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Federated Incorporated Pa reported 5.65 million shares stake. Suntrust Banks has 117,431 shares. Delta Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Tn has 113 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Manufacturers Life Ins The has 0.02% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 387,725 shares. Gofen Glossberg Ltd Il holds 30,215 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Honeywell Int Inc accumulated 89,253 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 0.02% or 14,195 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Millennium Ltd Com, a New York-based fund reported 2.21M shares. Provise Mgmt Gru Lc stated it has 0.28% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). The Illinois-based Guggenheim Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.1% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR).

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $5.35 million activity. Shares for $211,505 were sold by Barnes Melody C.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Ventas (NYSE:VTR), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Ventas had 17 analyst reports since January 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, February 5. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of VTR in report on Monday, March 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Monday, January 22. Wells Fargo maintained Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) rating on Tuesday, February 13. Wells Fargo has “Hold” rating and $54.0 target. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, March 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 9. The company was downgraded on Monday, May 21 by Evercore. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, April 30 report. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Sell” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, April 16. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, July 10. Below is a list of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) latest ratings and price target changes.

10/07/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $55 New Target: $60 Maintain
04/06/2018 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Neutral New Target: $56 Initiates Coverage On
21/05/2018 Broker: Evercore Old Rating: In-Line New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
30/04/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $55 Upgrade
16/04/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Sell New Target: $43.0000 Maintain
26/03/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Sell New Target: $51.0000 Maintain
19/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $61 New Target: $55 Maintain
14/02/2018 Broker: MUFG Securities Americas Inc Rating: Hold New Target: $54.0
12/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $54.0 Maintain
13/02/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $54.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $58.21. About 1.49 million shares traded. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 20.26% since July 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.83% the S&P500.

Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $20.88 billion. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It has a 16.88 P/E ratio. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada.

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Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Institutional Positions Chart

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