Investing In Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL): Why Should You?

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Welltower Inc. (WELL) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.74, or -1.07%, to $68.25. Volume reached 201,082 shares, with price reaching a high of $68.25 and a low of $68.25. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Welltower Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $68.25 and fluctuated between $68.82 as its day high and $67.24 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Welltower Inc. is $31.59B. A total of 1.98 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.28M shares.

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, WELL has seen 2 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 620 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 30 BUYs and 12 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 92,583 shares during that period but sold 34,600.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Welltower Inc. pays an annual dividend of $2.44, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.58%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 127.81. WELL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 08/22/2022 when it declared a $0.61 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 08/31/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 05/31/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 05/23/2022. The dividend was $0.61 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WELL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $91.10 with high estimates of $111.00 and low estimates of $79.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WELL has a high of $99.43 and a low of $68.97.

As of this writing, WELL has an earnings estimate of $0.84 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.86 per share and a lower estimate of $0.83. The company reported an EPS of $0.86 in the last quarter, which was 1.18% higher than expectations of $0.85.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 23 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for WELL is Sell with a score of 4.36. A total of 13 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 5 rated it as Overweight while 5 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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