Shares of Ventas Inc. VTR inched 0.34% higher to $53.19 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 1.31% to 3,819.72 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.39% to 31,270.09. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Ventas Inc. closed $3.42 short of its 52-week high ($56.61), which the company reached on March 4th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Welltower Inc. WELL rose 0.58% to $69.02, Healthpeak Properties Inc. PEAK fell 1.71% to $29.26, and Duke Realty Corp. DRE fell 1.36% to $38.30. Trading volume (2.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.0 M.