Welltower Inc. (WELL): Skating on Thin Ice? We Know the Answer


Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) went up by 2.15% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $89.99. The company’s stock price has collected 2.55% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported 5 hours ago that Welltower Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

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Is It Worth Investing in Welltower Inc. (NYSE :WELL) Right Now?

Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 209.65 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for WELL is at 1.01. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 19 who provided ratings for Welltower Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 14 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $59.38, which is -$7.55 below the current price. WELL currently public float of 416.61M and currently shorts hold a 2.30% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of WELL was 2.87M shares.

WELL’s Market Performance

WELL stocks went up by 2.55% for the week, with a monthly jump of 21.39% and a quarterly performance of 16.16%, while its annual performance rate touched -23.15%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.55% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 5.02% for Welltower Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 9.36% for WELL stocks with a simple moving average of 16.67% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of WELL

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WELL stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for WELL by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for WELL in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $63.50 based on the research report published on November 16th of the current year 2020.

Evercore ISI, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WELL reach a price target of $64. The rating they have provided for WELL stocks is “In-line” according to the report published on November 13th, 2020.

Jefferies gave a rating of “Hold” to WELL, setting the target price at $60 in the report published on November 10th of the current year.

WELL Trading at 13.68% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought WELL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -27.55% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 5.02%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.55%, as shares surge +18.01% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +8.92% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, WELL rose by +2.55%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -23.00% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $60.12. In addition, Welltower Inc. saw -20.27% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WELL starting from HAWKINS PHILIP L, who purchase 2,000 shares at the price of $52.94 back on Oct 30. After this action, HAWKINS PHILIP L now owns 6,642 shares of Welltower Inc., valued at $105,880 using the latest closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for WELL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +12.79 for the present operating margin
  • +27.42 for the gross margin

The net margin for Welltower Inc. stands at +9.46. The total capital return value is set at 2.12, while invested capital returns managed to touch 1.69. Equity return is now at value 6.50, with 3.10 for asset returns.

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Based on Welltower Inc. (WELL), the company’s capital structure generated 99.02 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 49.75. Total debt to assets is 46.10, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 96.53. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 48.50.

When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 9.66, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.31. The receivables turnover for the company is 12.29 and the total asset turnover is 0.16.

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