Shares of Ventas Inc. VTR advanced 3.22% to $55.14 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.95% to 3,841.94 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.85% to 31,496.30. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Ventas Inc. closed $1.36 below its 52-week high ($56.50), which the company achieved on February 25th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Welltower Inc. WELL rose 0.76% to $70.26, Healthpeak Properties Inc. PEAK rose 1.09% to $29.81, and Duke Realty Corp. DRE rose 2.26% to $38.96. Trading volume (2.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.