Taking a Fresh Look at Welltower Inc. (WELL)

Welltower Inc. (WELL) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on REIT – Healthcare Facilities. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $54.73, up from yesterday’s close by 2.18%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Welltower Inc. (WELL) currently trades with a market capitalization of $20.27 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 2.41 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $759.46 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.4 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.43% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Welltower Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $78.17. It is now trading 23.44% off that level. The stock is trading $57.56 its 50-day moving average by 2.83%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $51.63.

In recent action, Welltower Inc. (WELL) has made a move of -1.35% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 17.8, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.00% with $369.29 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of WELL.

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