SG Americas Securities LLC grew its stake in Welltower Inc (NYSE:WELL) by 36.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 186,581 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 50,137 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Welltower were worth $16,914,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Welltower by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 51,909,429 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,232,177,000 after purchasing an additional 1,565,217 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Welltower by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 41,193,851 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,358,533,000 after purchasing an additional 1,275,865 shares in the last quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Welltower by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 26,084,911 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,126,703,000 after purchasing an additional 548,699 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Welltower by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 7,231,821 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $589,611,000 after purchasing an additional 47,340 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of Welltower by 9.4% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 6,977,088 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $568,842,000 after purchasing an additional 596,955 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.18% of the company’s stock.

NYSE WELL traded down $0.37 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $82.88. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,749,022 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,064,110. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $89.98 and a 200-day simple moving average of $84.92. The stock has a market cap of $34.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.57, a P/E/G ratio of 4.58 and a beta of 0.18. Welltower Inc has a 52 week low of $65.94 and a 52 week high of $93.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 1.85 and a quick ratio of 1.85.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 13th will be issued a $0.87 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 12th. This represents a $3.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.20%. Welltower’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 86.35%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on WELL shares. Wood & Company reiterated an “average” rating on shares of Welltower in a report on Thursday, August 22nd. Barclays lowered shares of Welltower from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $88.00 to $93.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 1st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Welltower from $91.00 to $95.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 17th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 price objective on shares of Welltower in a report on Monday, August 5th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Welltower from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $82.66.

Welltower Profile

Welltower Inc (NYSE:WELL), an S&P 500 company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is driving the transformation of health care infrastructure. The Company invests with leading seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund the real estate infrastructure needed to scale innovative care delivery models and improve people's wellness and overall health care experience.

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