Shares of Ventas are off 60 cents to $55.95 and a 4100-lot of Apr 55 puts is bought on the healthcare REIT for 55 cents per contract. Looks opening. 6,145 now traded against 545 in open interest. The stock is down 5.2 percent from the 52-week highs one month ago and the year-to-date gain has been trimmed to 1.5 percent. Today’s April 55 put buyer seems concerned about additional losses over the next 16 days. The company on Monday filed an s-3 with the SEC related to the sale, from time to time, of an indeterminate amount of debt and other securities.
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