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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 26346.21. 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 73.43 (with a change from open of -0.29%), this in conjunction with a target price of 77.35. Volume today has so far reached 412158, with an average volume of about 1975.86. The GAP for this stock, is 0.61%.

The P/E ratio is 41.7, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 33.96. 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 11.58%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Welltower Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 6.79% 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 90.30%. Shares outstanding is 359.97, while shares float is at a value of 356.91. Float short for Welltower Inc. is 3.91% and the short ratio is 7.06.

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 , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 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 10.43. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.38, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.95 and Price/cash is 56.46, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -4.06% and 6.81% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.54% and the 52 week low is 42.29%.

Welltower Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.70%, with a current price of 73.43. 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 -0.76%, with performance for the month coming to -4.95%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.32%, and for the half year the performance is 16.17%. Volatility for this week is 1.70% and for the month this is 1.64%.

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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