Clarius Group LLC Purchases Shares of 3,007 Welltower Inc (NYSE:WELL)

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Clarius Group LLC purchased a new stake in Welltower Inc (NYSE:WELL) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 3,007 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $233,000.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in WELL. Orrstown Financial Services Inc. acquired a new position in Welltower during the 1st quarter worth about $25,000. Clarfeld Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Welltower during the 4th quarter worth about $27,000. Ellis Investment Partners LLC acquired a new position in Welltower during the 1st quarter worth about $27,000. JNBA Financial Advisors acquired a new position in Welltower during the 4th quarter worth about $28,000. Finally, Citizens Financial Group Inc RI acquired a new position in Welltower during the 1st quarter worth about $30,000. 87.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, CEO Thomas J. Derosa sold 19,307 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.90, for a total value of $1,504,015.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.15% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on WELL shares. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group increased their price target on Welltower to $82.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Citigroup increased their price target on Welltower from $71.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price target on Welltower to $76.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 21st. Raymond James increased their price target on Welltower from $75.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Welltower from $77.00 to $83.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 28th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $73.29.

WELL opened at $82.27 on Thursday. Welltower Inc has a one year low of $56.60 and a one year high of $83.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $33.38 billion, a PE ratio of 20.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.09 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a current ratio of 1.84, a quick ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79.

Welltower (NYSE:WELL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02. Welltower had a return on equity of 4.97% and a net margin of 13.06%. The business had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.24 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.99 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts expect that Welltower Inc will post 4.2 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 14th were issued a $0.87 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 13th. This represents a $3.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.23%. Welltower’s payout ratio is currently 86.35%.

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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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