Shares of Ventas Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206376229/composite VTR +1.21% slid 2.13% to $44.55 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.05% falling 0.84% to 3,757.99 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.23% falling 0.35% to 30,076.68. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of losses. Ventas Inc. closed $19.47 short of its 52-week high ($64.02), which the company achieved on March 29th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Welltower Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200485564/composite WELL +1.42% fell 1.07% to $68.25, Healthpeak Properties Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205497622/composite PEAK -0.10% rose 0.45% to $24.55, and Duke Realty Corp. fell 0.04% to $51.42. Trading volume (1.6 M) remained 139,281 below its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.