Wall Street Analyst Downgrade Welltower Inc. [WELL]. What else is Wall St. saying

Welltower Inc. [NYSE: WELL] loss -4.69% or -3.2 points to close at $65.00 with a heavy trading volume of 10342406 shares. The company report on November 14, 2022 that Welltower to Participate in Nareit’s REITworld 2022 Annual Conference.


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Welltower® Inc. (NYSE: WELL) – In conjunction with upcoming investor meetings and participation at Nareit’s REITworld 2022 Annual Conference, Welltower has issued the following presentation which can be found at:.

It opened the trading session at $64.79, the shares rose to $65.98 and dropped to $64.02, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for WELL points out that the company has recorded -24.40% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -15.04% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.95M shares, WELL reached to a volume of 10342406 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 $78.35 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 2.20. 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.

Evercore ISI have made an estimate for Welltower Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as In-line, with their previous recommendation back on November 21, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price from $100 to $75. The new note on the price target was released on November 01, 2022, representing the official price target for Welltower Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $81 to $70, while Raymond James kept a Outperform rating on WELL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Welltower Inc. is set at 2.26, with the Price to Sales ratio for WELL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.43. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.57, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.73. Price to Free Cash Flow for WELL in the course of the last twelve months was 117.98.

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 -8.49. With this latest performance, WELL shares gained by 5.76% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -24.40% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -23.33% 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 43.50, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.49, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.97 for Welltower Inc. [WELL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 63.94, while it was recorded at 69.09 for the last single week of trading, and 79.76 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 21.73%.

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

There are presently around $30,216 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WELL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 74,487,135, which is approximately 2.3% of the company’s market cap and around 0.07% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 49,926,632 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.25 billion in WELL stocks shares; and COHEN & STEERS, INC., currently with $2.61 billion in WELL stock with ownership of nearly 17.61% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Welltower Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 387 institutional holders increased their position in Welltower Inc. [NYSE:WELL] by around 31,519,568 shares. Additionally, 334 investors decreased positions by around 26,842,347 shares, while 159 investors held positions by with 406,492,151 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 464,854,066 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WELL stock had 61 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,625,751 shares, while 92 institutional investors sold positions of 1,501,245 shares during the same period.

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