A company insider recently sold 17,400 shares of Ventas Inc. [VTR]. Should You Sale?

Investors can expect a company’s stock to rise or fall based on the buying and selling of stock by its insiders. Ventas Inc. shares valued at $981,929 were sold by CAFARO DEBRA A on Jun 01. At $56.43 per share, CAFARO DEBRA A sold 17,400 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 767,960 shares worth approximately $34.21 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, CAFARO DEBRA A sold 17,400 shares, netting a total of over 969,584 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $55.72 each, the insider now holds 767,960 shares.

Before that, CAFARO DEBRA A had sold 17,400 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $1,087,326, the Chairman and CEO traded Ventas Inc. shares for $62.49 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 17,400 shares, worth approximately $34.21 million.

As published in a research note from Jefferies on June 30, 2022, Ventas Inc. [VTR] has been rated up from a Hold to a Buy and the price target has been revised to $59 from $58. This represents a 24.49% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at Credit Suisse started covering the stock with ‘”an Outperform”‘ outlook in a report released in late June. As of June 03, 2022, CapitalOne has initiated its “an Overweight” rating for VTR. Earlier on May 18, 2022, Credit Suisse upgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “an Outperform” for VTR stock which previously was a “a Neutral”.

Analyzing VTR’s Price Performance

On Thursday, Ventas Inc. [NYSE: VTR] plunged -2.13% to $44.55. The stock’s lowest price that day was $44.18, but it reached a high of $45.38 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -5.89%. Over the course of the year, Ventas Inc. shares have dropped approximately -12.85%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $64.02 on 03/29/22 and a 52-week low of $44.18 on 09/22/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $49.77, while a 200-day SMA reached $53.24. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 1.63 million shares from 1.61 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Ventas Inc. (VTR)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 44.03, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 43.50. In the upper region, resistance lies at 45.23. The next price resistance is at 45.90. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 31.52 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -2.34, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 94.16%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at buying indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Ventas Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Ventas Inc. saw a sharp steep in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 dropping by 70000.0 shares to 6.38 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 6.45 million shares. A decline of -1.1% in short interest reflects a negative sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 3.6 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) decline to 3.6.

Which companies own the most shares of Ventas Inc. (VTR)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 63,117,184 shares, which is about 15.79% of the total VTR shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 74,898 from its previous 13-F filing of 63042286.0 shares. With the completion of the buy transaction, SSgA Funds Management, Inc.’s stake is now worth $1,401,733,252. BlackRock Fund Advisors reduced a -0.81% interest valued at $1.31 billion while JPMorgan Investment Management, I purchased a 1,441,311 stake. A total of -450,927 shares of Ventas Inc. were bought by APG Asset Management US, Inc. during the quarter, and 222,324 were bought by Principal Global Investors LLC. In its current portfolio, Fidelity Management & Research Co holds 13,241,362 shares valued at $633.73 million.

In terms of Ventas Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $59.19 in the next 12 months, up nearly 29.61% from the previous closing price of $45.52. Analysts anticipate Ventas Inc. stock to reach $80.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $53.00. In spite of this, 22 analysts ranked Ventas Inc. stock as an Overweight at the end of 2022. On March 11, 2022, BofA Securities assigned a price target of “a Buy” to the stock and upgraded coverage with a $65.


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