Walleye Trading Lowered Ventas (Put) (VTR) Stake; Shorts at Pro-dex (PDEX) Lowered By 65.62%

March 17, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Walleye Trading Llc decreased Ventas Inc (Put) (VTR) stake by 74.32% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Walleye Trading Llc sold 30,100 shares as Ventas Inc (Put) (VTR)’s stock rose 8.01%. The Walleye Trading Llc holds 10,400 shares with $678,000 value, down from 40,500 last quarter. Ventas Inc (Put) now has $17.99 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.40% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $50.15. About 4.10M shares traded or 40.73% up from the average. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has risen 3.44% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.26% the S&P500.

Pro-dex Inc (NASDAQ:PDEX) had a decrease of 65.62% in short interest. PDEX’s SI was 1,100 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 65.62% from 3,200 shares previously. With 6,200 avg volume, 0 days are for Pro-dex Inc (NASDAQ:PDEX)’s short sellers to cover PDEX’s short positions. The SI to Pro-dex Inc’s float is 0.04%. The stock increased 2.84% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $7.05. About 5,547 shares traded. Pro-Dex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX) has risen 38.82% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.12% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in 2017 Q3. Its down 5.50, from 7 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 0 investors sold Pro-Dex, Inc. shares while 1 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. 312,758 shares or 639.50% more from 42,293 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Macquarie Gp Ltd invested 0% of its portfolio in Pro-Dex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX). Royal Bancorp Of Canada reported 0% stake. Blackrock owns 0% invested in Pro-Dex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX) for 655 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Pro-Dex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX). Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability Corp reported 0% in Pro-Dex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX). Morgan Stanley reported 0% of its portfolio in Pro-Dex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX). Thompson Davis owns 3,600 shares. 21,470 were accumulated by Vanguard Gru. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans owns 1,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. First Wilshire Management holds 14,000 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Deutsche Bank Ag holds 0% or 30,870 shares.

Pro-Dex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and makes powered surgical instruments for medical device original equipment manufacturers, dental instruments, and rotary air motors worldwide. The company has market cap of $30.74 million. It also makes plastic injection molds for various industries; and machined parts. It has a 11.41 P/E ratio. Further, it provides engineering consulting and placement services, as well as quality and regulatory consulting services.

Since February 12, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $14,850 activity. Another trade for 2,200 shares valued at $14,850 was made by Farrell William James III on Monday, February 12.

Walleye Trading Llc increased United Technologies Corp (Call) (NYSE:UTX) stake by 42,300 shares to 58,700 valued at $6.82 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Texas Instrs Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:TXN) stake by 177,600 shares and now owns 193,200 shares. Ishares Tr (Put) (TLT) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 35 investors sold VTR shares while 187 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 195 raised stakes. 315.08 million shares or 0.73% more from 312.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 51,875 are held by Cibc Markets. Northwestern Mutual Wealth holds 0.01% or 24,123 shares in its portfolio. Security Capital Mngmt invested in 803,158 shares or 1.64% of the stock. Bluemountain Capital Limited Liability Corp owns 100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. First Merchants holds 20,175 shares. Pictet Asset Ltd stated it has 558,347 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Edgestream Prns Limited Partnership has 0.21% invested in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Hldg Inc has 1.30M shares. The Massachusetts-based Commonwealth Equity Serv has invested 0.04% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). State Teachers Retirement invested 0.1% in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Axa reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). Grassi Investment Mgmt invested in 10,800 shares. Sii Wi has 6,075 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Nomura Incorporated invested in 18,086 shares or 0% of the stock. Cornercap Investment Counsel owns 20,885 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio.

Among 20 analysts covering Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. Ventas Inc. had 61 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Capital One to “Overweight”. The company was upgraded on Friday, November 11 by Hilliard Lyons. Raymond James initiated Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) on Tuesday, July 26 with “Market Perform” rating. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Hold” rating and $54.0 target in Tuesday, February 13 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Monday, January 15 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, January 22. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 2. The stock of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 21 by Mizuho. The stock has “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 9.

Analysts await Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $1.01 earnings per share, down 2.88% or $0.03 from last year’s $1.04 per share. VTR’s profit will be $362.21M for 12.41 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.03 actual earnings per share reported by Ventas, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.94% negative EPS growth.

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