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.

Several price targets were given for HCN by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 86, implying a possible profit of 17.71 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 67, implying a possible loss of -8.29 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.09 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.73 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HCN to grow at a rate of 167.44 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HCN is 0.28.

In the last 52-weeks, HCN has achieved a high of 80.19 and a low of 59.39. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.02 percent, and below the high by 8.89 percent. 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 market cap of HCN is $26.65 billion. HCN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.