How to buy Welltower (WELL) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Welltower shares.

Welltower Inc (WELL) is a publicly traded reit-healthcare facilities business based in the US. In the week up to 26 September Welltower shares plunged 9.73% to a closing position of $64.31. However, over the last 12 months, Welltower's share price has risen by 4.01% from $83.1. Welltower is listed on the NYSE and employs 464 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Welltower

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: WELL in this case.
  5. Research Welltower shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Welltower shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x Welltower shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £4.00
£803.39 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £13.29
£812.68 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.99
£807.38 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.94
£819.33 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.80
£800.19 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.60
£802.99 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £19.98
£819.37 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £4.00
£803.39 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £19.49
£818.88 total
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Welltower share price (NYSE:WELL)

Use our graph to track the performance of WELL stocks over time.

Welltower price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $86.43

1 week (2022-09-22) 26.64%
1 month (2022-08-29) 12.39%
3 months (2022-06-29) 3.84%
6 months (2022-03-28) -10.21%
1 year (2021-09-29) 3.15%
2 years (2020-09-29) 58.59%
3 years (2019-09-27) -4.28%
5 years (2017-09-28) 22.46%

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.

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Is Welltower under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

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 69x. In other words, Welltower shares trade at around 69x 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.

PEG ratio

Welltower's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5518. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

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 a whopping $42.2 billion (£39 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Welltower's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Welltower's 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.).

Environmental score

Welltower's 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.

Social score

Welltower's 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.

Governance score

Welltower's 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

Welltower Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 15.99
Total ESG percentile 9.38
Environmental score 12.01
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 10.5
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 9.98
Governance score percentile 9

Welltower shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$84.89
Change %1.8141%
Information last updated 2022-09-27.
52-week range$64.17 - $97.9847
50-day moving average$78.5314
200-day moving average$84.9153
Wall St. target price$91.1
PE ratio68.5104
Dividend yield$2.44 (3.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.96

Do Welltower shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 3.66% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 3.66% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 2.74% of net profits

Welltower has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.66% of its share value annually.

Welltower has paid out, on average, around 2.74% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 3.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Welltower's case, that would currently equate to about $2.44 per share.

While Welltower's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Welltower's most recent dividend payout was on 30 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Welltower's shares have ranged in value from as little as $64.17 up to $97.9847. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WELL.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.9748. This would suggest that Welltower's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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