Could Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) Go Down After Its Newest Short Interest Report?

June 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.15, from 1.2 in 2017Q4. It dived, 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.
Envestnet Asset Inc holds 0.01% or 52,261 shares. Loudon Investment Mngmt Limited Com has 1.09% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Moors And Cabot Inc holds 27,956 shares. Tiverton Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Delaware-based fund reported 2,229 shares. Cohen Steers Incorporated stated it has 0% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Mackenzie Financial has 0% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 4,374 shares. Raymond James Na reported 0.08% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Benchmark Advisors holds 23,200 shares or 0.91% of its portfolio. Quantbot Technologies Lp has 0.36% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0.02% stake. Uss Invest Ltd reported 197,900 shares. Morgan Stanley has 0.08% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Rothschild Invest Il holds 13,105 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Sei Investments Co holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 197,565 shares. Opus Cap Group Inc Ltd Co reported 0.11% stake.

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $3.56 million activity. CAFARO DEBRA A had sold 15,439 shares worth $849,174 on Wednesday, May 30.

The stock of Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) registered a decrease of 1.62% in short interest. VTR’s total short interest was 7.51 million shares in June as published by FINRA. Its down 1.62% from 7.63 million shares, reported previously. With 2.55 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their VTR’s short positions. The short interest to Ventas Inc’s float is 2.12%.

The stock increased 1.92% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $54.47. About 1.10 million shares traded. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 20.26% since June 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 $19.54 billion. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It has a 14.41 P/E ratio. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Ventas (NYSE:VTR), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Ventas had 18 analyst reports since January 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 9 by SunTrust. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, March 26. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Evercore given on Monday, May 21. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, February 13. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Monday, January 22. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, April 30 to “Market Perform”. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $52 target in Tuesday, February 13 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of VTR in report on Friday, February 9 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 9 with “Sell”.

More important recent Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “7 Women-Led S&P 500 Companies to Own for the Long Haul” on June 13, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Ventas: The Cornerstone Of My Portfolio”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Buy This Safe 5.9%-Yielding Healthcare REIT For Your DGI Portfolio” on May 30, 2018. More interesting news about Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “A Landlord’s Dream – High Return With Lower Risk” with publication date: June 07, 2018.

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