Welltower stock: buy or sell?

WELL stock price: $89.42 0.71% At close on August 19th, 2019

Updated on:
August 19th, 2019

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Welltower set new all time highs again today, marking to $89.62. Shares closed at $89.42 and grew 0.71%. Monday was the 3rd green session in a row, marking 3.29%.

Should I buy Welltower stock?

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These 2 buy setups match with Welltower stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Welltower stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we detected 9 ratings published for WELL stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for WELL stock, with 5 positive ratings.
Is WELL a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-5BMO Capital Marketsn/aBuy
2019-8-14Morgan Stanleyn/aOverweight
2019-8-1Stifel Nicolausn/aBuy
2019-6-14Scotiabankn/aHold
2019-6-13Raymond JamesOutperformMarket Perform
2019-3-29Deutsche BankHoldHold
2019-3-28Morgan StanleyOverweightOverweight
2019-2-26Raymond Jamesn/aOutperform
2019-2-21Royal Bank of Canadan/aSector Perform

Welltower stock analysis

Daily outlook

Welltower grew 0.71% today to $89.42 after topping to all time highs today.

Welltower grew 0.71% today and reached a new all time high at $89.62. On April WELL price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

WELL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Welltower ended this week at $89.42 after reaching a new all time high ($89.62) and grew a tiny 0.71%. With this, it's been 5 green weeks in a row, gaining $7.19 or 8.57%.

WELL shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom late July, WELL climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. Late April WELL price bounced up over the SMA of 20 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

WELL stock chart (weekly)

Welltower stock price history

Welltower stock went public on March 19th, 1980 with a price of $0.391. Since then, WELL stock surged a 22,828.20%, with a yearly average of 585.30%. If you had invested $1,000 in Welltower stock in 1980, it would worth $228,282.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Welltower stock historical price chart

WELL stock reached all-time highs today with a price of $89.62.

Welltower stock price target is $81.50

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' WELL stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we found 8 price targets for WELL stock:
WELL stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-5BMO Capital MarketsReiteratesn/a$86.00-
2019-8-14Morgan StanleyRaises Target$83.00$91.009.6%
2019-8-1Stifel NicolausRaises Target$78.00$87.0011.5%
2019-6-14ScotiabankSet Price Targetn/a$80.00-
2019-3-29Deutsche BankRaises Target$61.00$71.0016.4%
2019-3-28Morgan StanleyRaises Target$77.00$83.007.8%
2019-2-26Raymond JamesReiterates$75.00$78.004%
2019-2-21Royal Bank of CanadaRaises Targetn/a$76.00-
(in average)$74.80$81.509.0%
The price target for Welltower stock is $81.50, moving in a range between $91.00 and $71.00. In average, analysts' outlook on WELL price forecast is positive, upgrading the forecast by a 9.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since February, when Welltower published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
WELL earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a1.07n/a
2017-Q3-n/a0.84n/a
2017-Q4-n/a1.19n/a
2018-Q12018-04-2610.99-1.0%
2018-Q22018-07-270.9911.0%
2018-Q32018-10-301.021.042.0%
2018-Q42019-02-121.031.01-1.9%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a superb increase of 9.23% to $4,615.27 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) rose a 5.07% to 17.44%.

WELL annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$2,880 M-$93 M3.2%-
2014$3,298 M14.51%$512 M15.5%448.70%
2015$3,757 M13.92%$884 M23.5%72.56%
2016$4,154 M10.56%$1,078 M25.9%21.96%
2017$4,225 M1.73%$523 M12.4%-51.50%
2018$4,615 M9.23%$805 M17.4%53.98%

Quarterly financial results

Welltower reported $1,220.97 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 0.24% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $113.44 M with a profit margin of 9.29%. Profit margin raised a 3.05% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 6.24%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Welltower sales marked an extraordinary gain and skyrocketed a 12.02%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Welltower posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
WELL quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$1,060 M-$158 M14.9%-
2017-Q3$1,090 M2.83%$84 M7.7%-46.76%
2017-Q4$1,090 M-0.01%$-100 M-9.2%-218.72%
2018-Q1$1,079 M-0.97%$449 M41.6%-550.04%
2018-Q2$1,097 M1.64%$166 M15.1%-63.03%
2018-Q3$1,218 M11.04%$76 M6.2%-54.21%
2018-Q4$1,221 M0.24%$113 M9.3%49.14%
2019-Q1$1,249 M2.33%$280 M22.4%147.24%

Welltower ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Welltower, 0.23% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for WELL stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Welltower:

WELLBKDHCPSBRATIPT
Market cap$34.3 B$1.5 B$16.6 B$0.0 M$228.9 M
Total shares383.7 M186.2 M478.0 M0.0 M34.5 M
Float shares404.4 M153.3 M489.8 M177.2 M22.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)86.6%103.4%97.0%99.7%42.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%2.2%0.2%1.3%32.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Welltower summary

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Open$88.98
Close$89.42
Day range$88.31 - $89.62
Previous close$88.79
Session gain0.71%
Average true range$1.97
50d mov avg$83.71
100d mov avg$79.88
200d mov avg$75.36
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb03c

Welltower performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We selected Brookdale Senior Living, HCP, Sabra Health Care, Tiptree and Ventas as the bechmarking frame for Welltower stock.
Stock3m6m12m
WELLWelltower10.72%21.08%41.91%
BKDBrookdale Senior ...27.61%11.68%-7.45%
HCP 10.04%13.47%36.07%
SBRASabra Health Care9.34%10.29%-0.92%
TIPTTiptree8.69%6.76%3.27%
VTRVentas12.47%16.86%31.52%

Welltower competitors

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