Welltower (HCN) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.18

News headlines about Welltower (NYSE:HCN) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Welltower earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.0426617952808 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Welltower (HCN) traded up $0.04 on Monday, hitting $59.33. 2,818,532 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,390,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $21,890.00, a PE ratio of 52.04, a PEG ratio of 3.93 and a beta of 0.25. Welltower has a 1-year low of $58.24 and a 1-year high of $78.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 1.76 and a quick ratio of 1.76.

Welltower (NYSE:HCN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.06 billion. Welltower had a net margin of 22.67% and a return on equity of 7.45%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.16 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Welltower will post 4.24 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. SunTrust Banks set a $66.00 target price on shares of Welltower and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. BMO Capital Markets set a $57.00 target price on shares of Welltower and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. ValuEngine raised shares of Welltower from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. Stephens set a $70.00 target price on shares of Welltower and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Welltower from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $71.62.

In other Welltower news, Director Gary Whitelaw purchased 1,420 shares of Welltower stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $68.39 per share, with a total value of $97,113.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,420 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $97,113.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.19% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Welltower Company Profile

Welltower Inc invests with seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund real estate and infrastructure. The Company invests in seniors housing and healthcare real estate. It operates in three segments: triple-net, seniors housing operating and outpatient medical. Welltower, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns interests in properties concentrated in markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities, and outpatient medical properties.

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