Ventas (VTR) Shareholder Oxbow Advisors Cut Its Holding by $346,104 as Market Value Rose; As Vmware (VMW) Valuation Rose, Voya Investment Management Has Upped Position

December 8, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Oxbow Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Ventas Inc (VTR) by 13.76% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oxbow Advisors Llc sold 5,016 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.01% with the market. The institutional investor held 31,439 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.18 million, down from 36,455 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oxbow Advisors Llc who had been investing in Ventas Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $63.53. About 1.34M shares traded. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has risen 3.44% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.26% the S&P500.

Voya Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Vmware Inc (VMW) by 25.7% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Voya Investment Management Llc bought 538,393 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.63 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $230.24M, up from 2.10M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Voya Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Vmware Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $47.34B market cap company. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $117.22. About 2.34 million shares traded or 21.92% up from the average. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 57.35% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.65% the S&P500.

Voya Investment Management Llc, which manages about $84.40B and $44.67B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) by 17,152 shares to 20,947 shares, valued at $666,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Manpowergroup Inc (NYSE:MAN) by 16,639 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 101,603 shares, and cut its stake in Nvr Inc (NYSE:NVR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.54 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 45 investors sold VMW shares while 123 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 86.40 million shares or 2.10% more from 84.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. New York-based Moore Management Ltd Partnership has invested 0.27% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Sumitomo Life Insurance Company holds 0.31% or 26,768 shares. New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0.02% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Victory Cap Management owns 17,277 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Alpha Windward Ltd Llc holds 0.3% or 5,275 shares. Sandy Spring National Bank & Trust holds 0% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 100 shares. Nikko Asset Mngmt Americas Incorporated holds 0% or 900 shares in its portfolio. Nine Chapters Cap Mngmt Ltd Company reported 2,400 shares. Wells Fargo Mn accumulated 1.69M shares. Moreover, Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) Sa has 0.06% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 6,243 shares. Tobam owns 503,976 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj And Banking Corporation invested in 174,118 shares. Delta Asset Mngmt Ltd Com Tn reported 19 shares stake. Horseman Capital Management reported 0.29% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Joel Isaacson And Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.07% or 4,000 shares.

Among 46 analysts covering VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. VMware Inc had 156 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Thursday, October 27 with “Neutral”. Citigroup maintained the shares of VMW in report on Friday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, October 21 by Oppenheimer. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Mizuho. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 30 by Maxim Group. Drexel Hamilton downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, December 1 report. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, August 24. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, June 2 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, October 27, the company rating was upgraded by Drexel Hamilton.

More notable recent VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “VMware, Inc. (VMW) Surges on Year-to-Year Revenue Growth” on November 30, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “VMware: Discovering Growth Again” published on November 27, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “VMware: Stellar Q3 Means The Growth Is Likely To Continue” on December 02, 2017. More interesting news about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “VMware Inc. Q3 Profit Advances 14%” published on November 30, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Reaction History: VMware, Inc., 63.6% Follow-Through Indicator, 7.3 …” with publication date: November 30, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.1 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 39 investors sold VTR shares while 204 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 182 raised stakes. 312.81 million shares or 0.18% more from 312.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Sterling Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% or 54,650 shares in its portfolio. Alphamark Advisors Ltd Llc owns 8,775 shares. Moreover, Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys has 0.03% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 26,365 shares. Moreover, Exxonmobil Invest Incorporated Tx has 0.12% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Td Asset Management Incorporated invested 0.01% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Aew Cap Management Ltd Partnership owns 2.63M shares for 4.46% of their portfolio. Plante Moran Advsr Limited holds 832 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt invested 0.04% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt accumulated 21,337 shares. Catalyst Capital Advisors Lc holds 0.01% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) or 3,900 shares. Brookstone Management reported 0.06% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Capstone Asset Mngmt Co accumulated 29,597 shares. 723,138 are held by Canada Pension Plan Invest Board. Fjarde Ap holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) for 49,962 shares. Cornerstone reported 0.01% stake.

More recent Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Ventas Grinds Out Another One” on December 01, 2017. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Welltower Vs. Ventas: Battle Of The REITs” on December 07, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ventas: A Solid Healthcare REIT” with publication date: November 13, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $6.91 million activity.

Among 18 analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Ventas Inc. has $74 highest and $45 lowest target. $63.79’s average target is 0.41% above currents $63.53 stock price. Ventas Inc. had 49 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained it with “Hold” rating and $65.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Mitsubishi UFJ. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, October 16. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 11 report. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, March 24. Hilliard Lyons upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, November 11 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 13 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 7 by Jefferies. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Monday, October 26.

Analysts await Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $1.03 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.03 per share. VTR’s profit will be $369.36M for 15.42 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual earnings per share reported by Ventas, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.96% negative EPS growth.

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