Dupont Capital Management Corp boosted its holdings in Welltower Inc (NYSE:WELL) by 23.1% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 47,973 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,995 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Welltower were worth $3,330,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. increased its position in Welltower by 1,272.9% during the 4th quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 1,167 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $63,000 after buying an additional 1,082 shares during the period. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora increased its position in Welltower by 61.9% during the 4th quarter. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora now owns 1,308 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $90,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Hartford Financial Management Inc. bought a new position in Welltower during the 3rd quarter worth $103,000. Hudock Capital Group LLC bought a new position in Welltower during the 3rd quarter worth $107,000. Finally, River Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Welltower during the 3rd quarter worth $108,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.38% of the company’s stock.

WELL has been the topic of several recent research reports. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Welltower from $67.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, December 17th. increased their price objective on Welltower from $72.00 to $76.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 5th. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Welltower from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Welltower from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. Finally, Scotiabank initiated coverage on Welltower in a research report on Monday, December 10th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $74.00 price objective on the stock. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $65.71.

WELL opened at $76.75 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $29.14 billion, a PE ratio of 18.23, a P/E/G ratio of 3.62 and a beta of 0.47. Welltower Inc has a 52-week low of $49.58 and a 52-week high of $77.90. The company has a current ratio of 1.54, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93.

In related news, EVP Mercedes Kerr sold 4,342 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.17, for a total value of $317,704.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.17% of the company’s stock.

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About Welltower

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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