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 most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 67, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.14 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.93 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.09 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 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. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HCN to grow at a rate of 167.44 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HCN hit 80.19 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $26.65 billion. HCN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.