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Ventas reduces quarterly dividend amid occupancy declines

Chicago-based Ventas slashed its quarterly dividend by 43% Friday, declaring a 45 cents per share second quarter dividend payable July 14. That’s down from the 79 cents per share payout a quarter earlier. The reduction came in response to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the real estate investment trust’s business, particularly seniors housing, and continued macro uncertainty.

Business briefs for Thursday, June 18

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Will COVID-19 force Ventas to cut its dividends?

Ventas is one of the largest and most diversified healthcare real estate investment trusts in the United States, and has enjoyed dividend growth for nine straight years. But the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to snap the Chicago-based REIT’s streak, according to an analysis by The Motley Fool.


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