Welltower stock: buy or sell?

WELL stock price: $83.77 -0.34% At close on December 6th, 2019

Updated on:
December 6th, 2019

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Shares of Welltower ended on December 6th at $83.77 and declined a disappointing -0.34%.

Should I buy Welltower stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Welltower stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Welltower stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 13 ratings published for WELL stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for WELL stock, with 8 positive ratings.
Is WELL a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-3Stifel Nicolausn/aBuy
2019-9-17Morgan Stanleyn/aOverweight
2019-8-5BMO Capital Marketsn/aBuy
2019-8-22Wood & Companyn/aAverage
2019-8-22GMP Securitiesn/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 ended on Dec/6 at $83.77 and declined a disappointing -0.34%.

Shares of Welltower declined a disappointing -0.34% and closed at $83.77. On October, WELL hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $91.53 recorded on September. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed down on November/4, WELL fell $-5.32 per share (-5.97%).

WELL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Welltower ended this week at $83.77 and declined a lame -0.95%. Early November WELL collapsed a spooky -8.63% in just one week.

The downtrend marked by WELL has left consecutive declining peaks and bottoms. There is an opportunity to rebound and reverse this situation if price can hold above the level. Not so far away is the last all-time high Welltower marked late October. Since early November, when WELL stock price broke down the 20-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-5.32 per share (-5.97%).

WELL stock chart (weekly)

Welltower stock price history

Welltower IPO was on March 19th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, WELL stock surged a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Welltower stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

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

Welltower stock historical price chart

WELL stock reached all-time highs on October with a price of $92.19.

Welltower stock price target is $84.00

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. 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. We detected 10 price predictions for Welltower stock released in the last 30 days:
WELL stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-3Stifel NicolausRaises Target$87.00$93.006.9%
2019-9-17Morgan StanleyRaises Target$91.00$95.004.4%
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)$78.90$84.006.0%
Moving in a range from $95.00 and $71.00, the price forecast for Welltower stock is $84.00. In average, analysts' outlook on WELL price forecast is positive, improving the forecast by a 6.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Welltower reported its latest financial data, in line with analysts' consensus and posted a $1.01 Earnings per Share. As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
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 sales report draw a phenomenal growth of 9.23% to $4,615.27 million dollars. Nevertheless, its income margin (compared to revenues) soared to 17.44%, that is $804.95 million.

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 posted $1,220.97 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 0.24% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $113.44 million with a profit margin of 9.29%. Profit margin inched 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 astounding gain and boosted a 12.02%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Welltower posted 3 positive 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 company, it's 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.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

WELLBKDSBRATIPTVTR
Market cap$34.0 B$1.3 B$4.3 B$269.9 M$21.4 B
Total shares405.8 M185.6 M193.7 M34.6 M372.7 M
Float shares405.1 M138.0 M191.6 M22.4 M371.5 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)86.6%103.4%99.7%42.8%91.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%2.2%1.3%32.4%0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Welltower summary

Friday, December 6th, 2019
Open$84.02
Close$83.77
Day range$83.43 - $84.51
Previous close$84.06
Session gain-0.34%
Average true range$1.35
50d mov avg$86.96
100d mov avg$86.58
200d mov avg$81.64
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt02a

Welltower performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Welltower, the comparison is made against Brookdale Senior Living, Sabra Health Care, Tiptree and Ventas.
Stock3m6m12m
WELLWelltower-7.36%2.73%18.65%
BKDBrookdale Senior ...-9.46%10.12%-12.86%
SBRASabra Health Care2.70%18.02%24.83%
TIPTTiptree12.86%26.38%54.04%
VTRVentas-22.78%-9.05%-7.90%

Welltower competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Welltower. We chose 4 companies as Welltower competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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