Welltower Inc. ( HCN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 05, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.87 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 22, 2017. Shareholders who purchased HCN prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.16% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $69.81, the dividend yield is 4.98%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCN was $69.81, representing a -12.94% decrease from the 52 week high of $80.19 and a 17.55% increase over the 52 week low of $59.39.
HCN is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ) and Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ). HCN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.8. Zacks Investment Research reports HCN's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as -6.43%, compared to an industry average of .9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HCN through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HCN as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF ( REZ )
- iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF ( ICF )
- SPDR DJ Wilshire REIT ETF ( RWR )
- Wilshire US REIT ( WREI )
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is REZ with an increase of 2.65% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HCN at 8.65%.
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