Shares of Ventas Inc. VTR inched 0.43% higher to $53.42 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 1.34% to 3,768.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 1.11% to 30,924.14. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Ventas Inc. closed $3.08 short of its 52-week high ($56.50), which the company achieved on February 25th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Welltower Inc. WELL rose 1.03% to $69.73, Healthpeak Properties Inc. PEAK rose 0.79% to $29.49, and Duke Realty Corp. DRE fell 0.52% to $38.10. Trading volume (2.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.