Welltower Inc. ( HCN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 06, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.86 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 20, 2016. Shareholders who purchased HCN prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.24% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $74.38, the dividend yield is 4.62%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCN was $74.38, representing a -0.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.48 and a 40.87% increase over the 52 week low of $52.80.
HCN is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HCN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.2. Zacks Investment Research reports HCN's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 3.96%, compared to an industry average of 5.3%.
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 )
- Schwab U.S. REIT ETF ( SCHH )
- SPDR DJ Wilshire REIT ETF ( RWR )
- Wilshire US REIT ( WREI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHH with an increase of 7.39% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of HCN at 7.92%.
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