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.

HCN was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 86, implying potential capital gains of 17.71 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 67, implying a possible loss of -8.29 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.14 percent. That number becomes -0.93 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.09 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.73 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

HCN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 167.44 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HCN has a PEG ratio of 0.28.

HCN has a 52-week high of 80.19 and a 52-week low of 59.39. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.02 percent, and 8.89 percent lower than its 52-week high. HCN has a price/earnings 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 market cap of HCN is $26.65 billion. HCN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.