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Is Welltower Inc.(NYSE: HCN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/17/1992. Welltower Inc. is in the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Welltower Inc., is 1999.11, and so far today it has a volume of 1245100. Performance year to date since the 3/17/1992 is 16.52%.

To help you determine whether Welltower Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 43.55 and forward P/E is 35.37. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Welltower Inc. has a value for PEG of 10.89. P/S ratio is 6.73 and the P/B ratio is 2.04. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 59.57 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Welltower Inc. is trading at, 76.43 (-0.42% today), Welltower Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.50%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 181.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.76, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.87% after growing 62.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 55.10%, and 12.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 363.68, and the number of shares float is 356.91. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 90.30%. The float short is 4.41%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.87. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.30%, and also a return on investment of 4.00%.

The ability for Welltower Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.97 and total debt/equity is 0.97. In terms of margins, Welltower Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 29.40%, and Welltower Inc. has a profit margin of 16.00%.

The 52 week high is -3.76%, with 48.10% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.28% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.61%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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