Analyst Ratings for Welltower Inc. (HCN)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. HCN had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 6 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 14 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HCN. The most optimistic price target was 86, implying potential capital gains of 17.71 percent. The lowest price target was 67, implying potential capital losses of -8.29 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.14 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.93 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.09 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.73 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of HCN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 167.44 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HCN is 0.28.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HCN hit 80.19 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 59.39. Currently the stock is 23.02 percent higher than its low, and 8.89 percent lower than its 52-week high. HCN has a P/E ratio of 46.4. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HCN value stock report compares HCN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $26.65 billion. HCN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.