Shares of Ventas Inc.
rose 1.51% to $55.93 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Ventas Inc. closed $5.16 below its 52-week high ($61.09), which the company reached on July 21st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Welltower Inc.
rose 0.79% to $83.95, Healthpeak Properties Inc.
rose 1.29% to $34.43, and Duke Realty Corp.
rose 1.28% to $53.02. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 1.1 million below its 50-day average volume of 2.2 M.