Media headlines about Welltower (NYSE:HCN) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Welltower earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.8525399392746 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- The New #45 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component: Welltower (marketnewsvideo.com)
- Edited Transcript of HCN earnings conference call or presentation 7-Nov-17 3:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
- Welltower, Inc. : HCN-US: Dividend Analysis : November 07th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : November 10, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- FY2017 EPS Estimates for Welltower Inc. (HCN) Increased by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com)
- Capital One Financial Corporation Comments on Welltower Inc.’s FY2017 Earnings (HCN) (americanbankingnews.com)
HCN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of Welltower to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $78.00 to $77.00 in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Welltower from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Welltower in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $74.00 target price on shares of Welltower in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, UBS AG decreased their target price on shares of Welltower from $71.00 to $69.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $72.71.
Shares of Welltower (NYSE:HCN) opened at $68.12 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $25,228.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.88, a P/E/G ratio of 4.38 and a beta of 0.24. Welltower has a 12-month low of $60.62 and a 12-month high of $78.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 1.76 and a quick ratio of 1.76.
Welltower (NYSE:HCN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.05 by $0.03. Welltower had a return on equity of 7.45% and a net margin of 22.67%. The business had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.16 EPS. Welltower’s quarterly revenue was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Welltower will post 4.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 7th will be given a dividend of $0.87 per share. This represents a $3.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 6th. Welltower’s dividend payout ratio is presently 140.32%.
Welltower Company Profile
Welltower Inc invests with seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund real estate and infrastructure. The Company invests in seniors housing and healthcare real estate. It operates in three segments: triple-net, seniors housing operating and outpatient medical. Welltower, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns interests in properties concentrated in markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities, and outpatient medical properties.
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