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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HCN. The most optimistic price target was 86, implying potential capital gains of 17.71 percent. The most pessimistic 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.73 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HCN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 167.44 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HCN has a PEG ratio of 0.28.

HCN has traded between a high of 80.19 and a low of 59.39 over the past year. Today's price is 23.02 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.89 percent below the 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 market cap of HCN is $26.65 billion. HCN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.