Market Analysts see Welltower Inc. [WELL] gaining to $84. Time to buy?

Welltower Inc. [NYSE: WELL] gained 0.47% on the last trading session, reaching $77.51 price per share at the time. The company report on August 9, 2022 that Welltower Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results.


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Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Welltower Inc. represents 454.33 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $36.11 billion with the latest information. WELL stock price has been found in the range of $76.91 to $78.19.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.34M shares, WELL reached a trading volume of 2593256 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Welltower Inc. [WELL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WELL shares is $92.53 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WELL stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

SMBC Nikko have made an estimate for Welltower Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 11, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JP Morgan dropped their target price from $94 to $89. The new note on the price target was released on June 22, 2022, representing the official price target for Welltower Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $95, while CapitalOne analysts kept a Overweight rating on WELL stock. On May 18, 2022, analysts increased their price target for WELL shares from 92 to 100.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Welltower Inc. is set at 1.74, with the Price to Sales ratio for WELL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.66. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.90, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.78. Price to Free Cash Flow for WELL in the course of the last twelve months was 129.13.

Trading performance analysis for WELL stock

Welltower Inc. [WELL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.98. With this latest performance, WELL shares dropped by -8.73% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.18% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.25% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WELL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 35.44, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 30.85, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.26 for Welltower Inc. [WELL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 81.64, while it was recorded at 78.68 for the last single week of trading, and 86.01 for the last 200 days.

Welltower Inc. [WELL]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Welltower Inc. [WELL] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.29 and a Gross Margin at +19.64. Welltower Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.10.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.00, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.00.

Welltower Inc. [WELL]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WELL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Welltower Inc. go to 35.60%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Welltower Inc. [WELL]

There are presently around $35,641 million, or 99.17% of WELL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WELL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 72,812,146, which is approximately 1.503% of the company’s market cap and around 0.07% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 49,853,783 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.86 billion in WELL stocks shares; and COHEN & STEERS, INC., currently with $2.65 billion in WELL stock with ownership of nearly -3.028% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Welltower Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 389 institutional holders increased their position in Welltower Inc. [NYSE:WELL] by around 39,519,082 shares. Additionally, 356 investors decreased positions by around 10,890,408 shares, while 170 investors held positions by with 409,417,060 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 459,826,550 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WELL stock had 68 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,025,242 shares, while 93 institutional investors sold positions of 1,977,074 shares during the same period.

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