Insider Purchase: Roger Sexauer Invested in 1,000 Shares of Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP); Adelante Capital Management Decreased By $2.74 Million Its Ventas (VTR) Stake

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Adelante Capital Management Llc decreased Ventas Inc. (VTR) stake by 34.56% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Adelante Capital Management Llc sold 55,985 shares as Ventas Inc. (VTR)’s stock rose 5.70%. The Adelante Capital Management Llc holds 106,025 shares with $5.25 million value, down from 162,010 last quarter. Ventas Inc. now has $19.75B valuation. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $55.05. About 1.66M shares traded. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has declined 20.26% since June 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.83% the S&P500. Some Historical VTR News: 16/05/2018 – Ventas Board Reappoints James Shelton as Presiding Director to Lead Executive Sessions; 27/04/2018 – BROOKDALE HOLDER LAND & BUILDINGS `THRILLED’ WITH VENTAS NEWS; 27/04/2018 – CORRECT: BKD/VENTAS PACT LIKELY REMOVES OVERHANG ON VTR: RBC; 04/04/2018 – Fitch: Ventas Rating Reflects Diverse Portfolio, Access to Multiple Capital Sources, Adequate Liquidity; 16/05/2018 – Ventas Board Reappoints Debra Cafaro as Chairman; 26/03/2018 – VTR: BULGARELLI PRESIDENT, CEO LILLIBRIDGE HEALTHCARE SERVICES; 20/04/2018 – DJ Ventas Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (VTR); 26/03/2018 – Ventas Names Peter J. Bulgarelli EVP Office And President & CEO Lillibridge Healthcare Services; 16/05/2018 – Ventas Shareholderd Vote to Elect Nine Directors to One-Year Terms; 27/04/2018 – Ventas Raises 2018 Normalized FFO View

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.15, from 1.2 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 69 investors sold VTR 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. Panagora Asset stated it has 14,540 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Hilltop Holdings Inc holds 0.1% or 11,089 shares in its portfolio. 231 are owned by Brown Brothers Harriman & Commerce. Moreover, Pnc Service Group has 0.01% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Grassi Invest Management holds 0.09% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) or 10,966 shares. Mason Street Advisors stated it has 49,616 shares. Oakworth Cap Inc holds 0.01% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) or 786 shares. Duff And Phelps Investment Mgmt Com has 0.01% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company, Connecticut-based fund reported 6,707 shares. Eii Capital Management reported 70,583 shares or 2.04% of all its holdings. 1.22 million are owned by Aew Cap Mgmt L P. Natl Pension Serv holds 0.1% or 397,023 shares in its portfolio. M&T Retail Bank Corp holds 0.02% or 72,052 shares. Prentiss Smith Company reported 1,594 shares stake. Da Davidson Co accumulated 59,113 shares.

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $3.56 million activity. $852,775 worth of stock was sold by CAFARO DEBRA A on Friday, June 1. 3,963 Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) shares with value of $211,505 were sold by Barnes Melody C.

Adelante Capital Management Llc increased Terreno Realty Corp (NYSE:TRNO) stake by 38,360 shares to 483,830 valued at $16.70 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Hilton Inc. stake by 74,319 shares and now owns 111,280 shares. Invitation Homes Inc was raised too.

Among 23 analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Ventas Inc. had 67 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, February 13. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, February 5. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, February 12. Jefferies maintained the shares of VTR in report on Monday, July 24 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, July 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, May 20 by UBS. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, March 24. The stock has “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 9. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Mitsubishi UFJ. On Monday, October 9 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

More news for Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “A Landlord’s Dream – High Return With Lower Risk” on June 07, 2018. Investorplace.com‘s article titled: “3 REITs to Buy in Times of Uncertainty” and published on June 18, 2018 is yet another important article.

Analysts await Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.01 earnings per share, down 4.72% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.06 per share. VTR’s profit will be $362.35M for 13.63 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by Ventas, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.21% EPS growth.

Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp., a power electronics design and original equipment manufacturing company, designs, makes, and tests electronic equipment primarily for use in military and industrial applications in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $62.00 million. The company's principal products include power supplies, power converters, filters, power transformers, magnetic components, power distribution equipment, UPS systems, antennas, and high power radar systems for use in AC and DC locomotives, shipboard power, shipboard radar, airborne power, ground radar, and ground mobile power applications. It has a 23.62 P/E ratio. It also provides various services, which include design and development to specification, build to print, design services, design studies, environmental testing services, metal fabrication, painting services, and development of automatic testing equipment.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $248,943 activity. $36,719 worth of Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) was sold by HELMETAG CARL. 2,000 shares were sold by CORR PAUL J, worth $55,762. ONEIL DAVID A also sold $53,394 worth of Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) on Tuesday, March 20. Shares for $37,161 were sold by MURPHY PEGGY A on Thursday, February 22. Sparano Katrina Leonore had sold 1,000 shares worth $26,210 on Wednesday, March 7. SABO ALVIN O sold $39,697 worth of Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) on Friday, May 18.

A legal report filed with the U.S. SEC on June 20, 2018 made public that Roger Sexauer, the director of Espey Mfg & Electronics Corp, ‘s company obtained 1,000 shares. With average cost per share of $27.0, the trade’s worth is $27,010 USD. Roger Sexauer today has 1,000 shares which are equivalent to around 0.04% of the New York-Company’s market cap.

The stock decreased 2.88% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $26.01. About 456 shares traded. Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) has risen 19.02% since June 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.45% the S&P500. Some Historical ESP News: 05/03/2018 Espey Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.25 Per Share; 21/04/2018 – DJ Espey Mfg & Electronics Corp, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (ESP); 14/05/2018 – Espey Mfg & Electronics 3Q EPS 14c; 14/05/2018 – ESPEY MFG AND ELECTRONICS CORP – SALES ORDER BACKLOG WAS $47.0 MLN AT MARCH 31, VS SALES ORDER BACKLOG OF $38.7 MLN AT MARCH 31, 2017

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.25, from 0.75 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 0 investors sold Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. shares while 5 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 3 raised stakes. 401,857 shares or 0.06% more from 401,602 shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 18,364 were accumulated by Northern Tru. Deutsche National Bank Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP). Adirondack accumulated 0.03% or 1,750 shares. Blackrock reported 913 shares. 15,871 were reported by Us Bancorporation De. Morgan Dempsey Capital Mngmt Ltd stated it has 0% in Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP). Vanguard Gp has invested 0% in Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP). Renaissance Technology Limited Co reported 141,800 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn owns 1 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Hanson Mcclain holds 0% in Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) or 100 shares. Bridgeway Management accumulated 0% or 10,700 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 3,911 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. California Pub Employees Retirement owns 17,039 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada reported 0% stake. Dimensional Fund Advsr L P invested in 0% or 105,707 shares.

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