How to buy Welltower (WELL) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Welltower shares.
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Welltower Inc (WELL) is a leading reit-healthcare facilities business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$85.39 after a previous close of US$84.89. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD84.9201 to a high of USD86.49. The latest price was USD86.43 (25 minute delay). Welltower is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Welltower
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Welltower. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WELL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Welltower reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$84.89, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Welltower, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Welltower. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Welltower key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Welltower stock a buy or sell?
- Welltower performance over time
- Is Welltower suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Welltower shares over-valued?
- Welltower's financials
- How volatile are Welltower shares?
- Does Welltower pay a dividend?
- Have Welltower shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Welltower stock price (NYSE:WELL)Use our graph to track the performance of WELL stocks over time.
Welltower shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$57.5362 - US$89.57|
|50-day moving average||US$84.423|
|200-day moving average||US$82.2807|
|Dividend yield||US$2.44 (2.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$1.035|
Where to buy Welltower stock
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Is it a good time to buy Welltower stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Welltower price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-10)||-1.27%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||3.88%|
|3 months (2021-10-15)||2.76%|
|6 months (2021-07-17)||86.43|
|1 year (2021-01-15)||34.52%|
|2 years (2020-01-16)||-0.14%|
|3 years (2019-01-16)||19.07%|
|5 years (2017-01-13)||29.66%|
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Is Welltower under- or over-valued?
Valuing Welltower stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Welltower's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Welltower's P/E ratio
Welltower's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 85x. In other words, Welltower shares trade at around 85x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Welltower's PEG ratio
Welltower's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7393. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Welltower's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Welltower's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.7 billion (£1.3 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Welltower's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$4.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.73%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.36%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.61%|
|Market capitalisation||US$38.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Welltower's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Welltower.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Welltower's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 15.99
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Welltower's overall score of 15.99 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Welltower is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Welltower's environmental score
Environmental score: 12.01/100
Welltower's environmental score of 12.01 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Welltower is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Welltower's social score
Social score: 10.5/100
Welltower's social score of 10.5 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Welltower is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Welltower's governance score
Governance score: 9.98/100
Welltower's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Welltower is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||15.99|
|Total ESG percentile||9.38|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
Welltower share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 75.54% of net profits
Recently Welltower has paid out, on average, around 75.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Welltower shareholders could enjoy a 2.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Welltower's case, that would currently equate to about $2.44 per share.
Welltower's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Welltower's most recent dividend payout was on 22 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Welltower's shares ever split?
Welltower's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 3 September 1985. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Welltower shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Welltower shares which in turn could have impacted Welltower's share price.
Welltower share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Welltower's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$57.5362 up to US$89.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Welltower's is 1.0157. This would suggest that Welltower's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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. Welltower?, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns interests in properties concentrated in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities and outpatient medical properties.
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