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Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 27362.22. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Welltower Inc. is 76.45 (with a change from open of 1.14%), this in conjunction with a target price of 77.35. Volume today has so far reached 1512800, with an average volume of about 1877.74. The GAP for this stock, is 0.09%.

The P/E ratio is 43.56, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 35.12. The current EPS for Welltower Inc., is 1.76, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 62.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.55%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Welltower Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.45% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.00%. Quarter over quarter is 55.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 12.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 56.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 46.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 90.20%. Shares outstanding is 357.91, while shares float is at a value of 356.91. Float short for Welltower Inc. is 3.91% and the short ratio is 7.43.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.97, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.97. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 29.40%. The profit margin is 16.00%.

Welltower Inc. has seen returns on assets of 2.30%, and on investment, 4.00%. Return on equity is 4.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 10.89. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.62, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.04 and Price/cash is 58.64, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -0.03% and 10.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.74% and the 52 week low is 48.14%.

Welltower Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.50%, with a current price of 76.45. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 181.10%. This is in an industry, REIT – Healthcare Facilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Welltower Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry means that Welltower Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 2.84%, with performance for the month coming to -0.66%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.36%, and for the half year the performance is 19.28%. Volatility for this week is 1.82% and for the month this is 1.75%.

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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