WELL - Welltower Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-0.05 (-0.06%)
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Previous Close82.33
Bid81.94 x 1100
Ask83.88 x 1100
Day's Range82.20 - 83.25
52 Week Range56.60 - 83.87
Avg. Volume1,742,977
Market Cap33.319B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.27
PE Ratio (TTM)52.11
EPS (TTM)1.58
Earnings DateJul 25, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield3.48 (4.28%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-13
1y Target Est80.18
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  • PR Newswire3 days ago

    Welltower Releases 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

    TOLEDO, Ohio, June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltower Inc. (WELL) today released its annual corporate social responsibility ("CSR") report. The report summarizes the Company's strong performance in 2018 across a range of CSR initiatives including diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, corporate governance, and wellness. "Sustainability and social responsibility are core elements of the Welltower platform," said Thomas J. DeRosa, Chairman and CEO.

  • Markit7 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Welltower Inc.

    Welltower Inc NYSE:WELLView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for WELL with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting WELL. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding WELL totaled $4.25 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. WELL credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • The 7 Best Long-Term Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond
    InvestorPlace7 days ago

    The 7 Best Long-Term Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond

    [Editor's note: This story was previously published in April 2019\. It has been updated and republished.]If you're looking for consistent market success, the best thing you can do is to expand your time horizon. Chasing flavors of the week could profit you in the immediate frame, but too often, an unexpected event can derail your position. However, by picking ideas from the best long-term stocks, you improve your odds significantly.Primarily, a financially sound company's trading dynamics will replicate the law of averages. Nearer-term pressures and unfavorable news events can negatively impact the organization, but in the longer run, the fundamentals take over. In other words, time evens out the volatility. That's not the case for swing trades, where outliers can have a disproportionate effect.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMoreover, genuine long-term stocks to buy usually have bullish arguments that extend beyond technical factors. A proven track record is a typically common attribute, as are other tailwinds, such as strong financial performances, or a robust, underlying industry.To better maximize these "patient" investments, investors should focus not just on corporate-growth prospects, but sector growth as well. In many cases, a rising tide lifts all boats, irrespective of individual performance. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows To that end, I present my top seven stocks to buy for the long haul: Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Wayfair (W)Some trends are significant but difficult to quantify. Others are patently obvious. A prime example is shifting consumer behavior toward e-commerce outlets. Put simply, online sales represent an increasing share of total retail sales. This undeniable fact has always led me to recommend a longer-term position in Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).I'm not backing away from that opinion. Amazon attracts all customers, but notably those in the middle-income bracket. It's also pushing into extremely lucrative markets like smart speakers. Its role in the economies of tomorrow is assured. But I don't want to keep talking about the same company again . That's why I'm putting Wayfair (NYSE:W) front and center on my long-term stocks to buy list.Wayfair is an online retailer specializing in home goods such as furniture and decorative products. And business has been good, with W generating nearly 45% direct-retail sales growth last year.The tremendous momentum has sparked a rapid rise in W stock. Since June 1, 2017, Wayfair stock has roughly doubled.The problem? Its net income is negative. Coincidentally, that's always been Amazon's issue until a few years ago. So long as shareholders continue to see top-line growth, they appear willing to overlook the bottom line.Over time, Wayfair could end up becoming a smaller version of Amazon, which isn't a bad gig. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: FedEx (FDX)Being as diplomatic as possible, the Trump administration has been a mixed blessing for the economy. On one hand, Trump has reinvigorated domestic industries, with calls about putting American interests first. But on the other hand, he hasn't produced a great image abroad in the non-Russian part of the world.A sharp consequence of Trump's foreign policy is the ongoing tariff wars with China. With the Asian economic giant being an exporting power, international couriers like FedEx (NYSE:FDX) felt the heat. As an example, FedEx delivered great results for its fourth-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings report. Unfortunately, investors panicked on FDX stock due to shipment-slowdown fears.That's a shame because I strongly view FedEx as one of the best long-term stocks to buy. Outside of the tariff issue, the courier, along with rival United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), benefits from the aforementioned e-commerce trend. Consumers are no longer shopping in brick-and-mortar stores in the same volume like prior generations. The positive tailwind for both couriers is readily apparent. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows Critics may counter that Amazon is experimenting on their own delivery service. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the impact is likely overstated. The economies of scale involved in trying to take down a FedEx or UPS is enormous. Besides, the e-commerce sector will balloon to a size big enough for all current competitors. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Welltower (WELL)You hardly think about this when you're younger. But as the earth continues to revolve around the sun, you get closer to the inevitability of old age. After enough complete revolutions, you're at a point where you may no longer physically take care of yourself.Handling the challenges in senior-living solutions is Welltower (NYSE:WELL). Welltower is a real-estate investment trust that focuses largely on senior-housing and assisted-living facilities. The company also specializes in memory-care communities, post-acute care facilities and medical-office properties.The need for Welltower's primary business is obvious. Currently, Baby Boomers represent the largest living generation in the U.S. A significant number of this demographic are already retirement age, and soon, the majority will enter their golden years. That substantially boosts prospects for WELL stock, especially if you have a long-term strategy.Moreover, I believe Welltower's structure as a REIT is an advantage in this sector. Direct plays like Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) appear enticing at first. However, look deeper at the financials, and you'll likely discover a flawed opportunity. Welltower better absorbs sector risk by spreading it across multiple properties. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Rosetta Stone (RST)I dare say that most Americans take for granted that English is the uncontested international language. Everything that we consume has an English translation. Whenever we go to a foreign country, we can expect at least someone to speak some English.We really don't think twice about this dynamic because of historical imperialism. Western values and culture are exported everywhere thanks to ubiquitous brands like Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and McDonald's (NYSE:MCD). But how long is this dynamic going to last? Even in our own nation, we're experiencing profound demographic shifts.Internationally, these changes are even more dramatic. Already, Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Considering that China's population is roughly 1.4 billion, this fact will become further solidified.Here's the bottom line: Whether English remains the international standard, America cannot survive as a monoglot nation. That's where Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) comes in. As makers of language-education software, RST provides a critical solution to a growing need.RST has proven its worth in the markets, having jumped 50% so far in 2019. Still, it will require some patience moving forward. The company has had some poor sales and earnings performances in the era of Google Translate. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows However, learning languages isn't about merely translating words, but the meaning behind the words. Foreign language is a vital art that computers can't yet properly duplicate. If Rosetta Stone can sell that message, RST has the chance to consistently surprise. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Carvana (CVNA)The previous time I covered online car dealer Carvana (NYSE:CVNA) was as part of a gallery featuring up-and-coming publicly traded organizations. I also mentioned that I was in the market for a new ride. I'm still searching, which has led me to some additional thoughts about CVNA stock.First, car buying is a real pain in the behind. I spend endless hours looking for the right vehicle. If I find a few that meet my interests, I then have to physically go to the dealership. I haven't gotten around to this step because a) I'm lazy and b) I know I'm in for bitter negotiations.That, of course, is just my personal feelings on the matter … but I'm not the only one who feels this way. According to Time.com contributor Ian Salisbury:"It's long been a rite of passage -- if one that's universally bemoaned -- sitting at a car dealer's cluttered desk, dickering over the price of a new vehicle.But millennials -- used to purchasing everything from music to groceries to hotel stays online -- are starting to change that as a number of major care markers strike deals to sell cars at fixed list prices, according to a report in the Washington Post."This year, more millennials will be in America than members of any other generation. If millennials buy cars, they will increasingly choose the online route. Sorry, shady used-car dealers, but CVNA is about to eat your lunch. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: 51job (JOBS)Rooster's Lindsey Kline reported that millennials are giving corporate America the bird. But why do Kline and her fellow millenials feel so strongly about corporate employment? In her words, she prefers companies cut the BS, and instead provide "office kegs, pool tables, and air hockey." If today's employers can't get with the program, young workers will simply leave.Kline justifies this prideful attitude in that "Millennials are the most educated generation in history. We grew up in the midst of a digital era, and consequently, we're the only generation that doesn't have to adapt to new technologies."Some of you might find this thinking process arrogant, and I would agree. However, don't fight the tape: This is how the working environment operates today. And this points to the reason why I'm long-term bullish on ShiftPixy (NASDAQ:PIXY), especially if the price is right. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows However, this trend isn't exclusively an American one, which is why I'm putting 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) on my long-term stocks to buy list. 51job is a next-generation employment recruiter and human-resources solutions provider for the young and tech-savvy. Better yet, it's a Chinese company that levers the advantages of a labor force that is over twice the size of the total U.S. population! That's a figure you simply can't ignore. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Albemarle (ALB)A few years ago, Goldman Sachs boldly stated that lithium is the new gasoline. Most insiders, though, would probably say that the vaunted financial firm is merely profiting from the obvious. Companies like Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) have long proven that lithium is indeed the next-gen fuel source.But try telling that to the markets. Tesla stock is down nearly 36% over the past year, and the lone lithium-based exchange-traded fund, Global X Lithium ETF (NYSEARCA:LIT), is down sharply this past year. Fortunately, so too is domestic-lithium specialist Albemarle (NYSE:ALB).So what's causing this prolonged downfall? While lithium demand is higher, so too is supply. Indeed, as the lithium price soared, more producers wanted in on the action. As a result, Argentina, Australia and Chile have ramped up production to the point where supply greatly exceeds demand. From Economics 101, you know where that situation leads.But like any commodity, the ebb-and-flow is difficult to predict. Sure, oversupply exists today. Tomorrow, that situation can change on a dime. Given that the broader technology industry points toward increased lithium usage, not less, my money is on ALB rising. Consider this lull in Albemarle shares as a discounted opportunity on one of the best long-term stocks to buy.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy at Least Yielding 3% * 7 Stocks to Buy That Don't Care About Tariffs * 5 Healthcare Stocks to Pick Up From the Wreckage Compare Brokers The post The 7 Best Long-Term Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Ventas (VTR) to Buy Seniors Housing Portfolio Worth $1.8B
    Zacks12 days ago

    Ventas (VTR) to Buy Seniors Housing Portfolio Worth $1.8B

    Acquisition of seniors housing portfolio valued at $1.8 billion, including construction in progress, will likely help Ventas (VTR) in diversifying its assets, business model and operator base.

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    7 Stocks to Play the Retirement Housing Market as Baby Boomers Age

    Stocks of senior-housing operators are less vulnerable to trade tensions, and many offer large dividends.

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  • Read This Before Buying Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) For Its Dividend
    Simply Wall St.17 days ago

    Read This Before Buying Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) For Its Dividend

    Dividend paying stocks like Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) tend to be popular with investors, and for good reason - some...

  • Welltower (WELL) Up 6.5% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
    Zacks18 days ago

    Welltower (WELL) Up 6.5% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

    Welltower (WELL) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • REIT deepens investment in Charlotte with local acquisitions totaling $264M
    American City Business Journals19 days ago

    REIT deepens investment in Charlotte with local acquisitions totaling $264M

    Welltower Inc. acquired five local medical buildings as part of a national, $1.25 billion portfolio transaction.

  • Omega Communities Joins Pegasus Senior Living Family Of Communities
    PR Newswire19 days ago

    Omega Communities Joins Pegasus Senior Living Family Of Communities

    DALLAS and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pegasus Senior Living based in Dallas, Texas announced today it had partnered with Omega Communities of Birmingham, Alabama to manage two new senior living communities under development in Lady Lake, Florida (Living Waters) and McDonough, Georgia (Lake Vista at Eagle's Landing). Each of these communities will house approximately 160 units of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care apartments. Last year Pegasus Senior Living acquired 36 new communities in 10 states through a RIDEA structured transaction with Welltower (WELL).

  • Luxury downtown Denver senior living development trades hands
    American City Business Journals24 days ago

    Luxury downtown Denver senior living development trades hands

    The building was recognized as one of the top influential new developments in 2016 by the Downtown Denver Partnership.

  • Atria Senior Living makes first move in $3B joint venture
    American City Business Journals27 days ago

    Atria Senior Living makes first move in $3B joint venture

    Atria Senior Living and the global real estate firm Related Companies Inc. have acquired their first property as part of a previously announced $3 billion joint venture. The move deepens the Louisville-based senior living facility operator's investment in California, one of the company's most important markets, Atria CEO and chairman John Moore said in an interview. The joint venture, called the Related|Atria JV, bought the former KRON-TV building at 1001 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco, according to a news release.

  • PR Newswire28 days ago

    Mercedes Kerr Named President of Belmont Village Senior Living, A Welltower Operating Partner

    TOLEDO, Ohio, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltower Inc. (WELL) today announced that Mercedes Kerr, Executive Vice President, Business & Relationship Management, will be assuming the role of President of Belmont Village Senior Living on September 3rd, 2019.  Ms. Kerr will be leaving her current role with Welltower on July 1st. Ms. Kerr joined Welltower in 2008 and has served in her current position since 2016. During her tenure, she has been largely responsible for identifying, building and managing relationships with seniors housing operators, health systems, real estate developers and financial institutions to grow the Company's health care real estate portfolio.

  • 7 ETFs for Healthy Healthcare REITs
    InvestorPlace28 days ago

    7 ETFs for Healthy Healthcare REITs

    With U.S. population rapidly aging, it is not surprising that many prescient real estate investors embrace healthcare real estate investment trusts (REITs). Some REIT ETFs have been delivering sturdy performances this year, but not all traditional REITs are healthcare REITs.Look at the MSCI US Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Index. That index serves as the benchmark for the largest U.S. REIT ETF, but that fund devotes just 9% of its weight to healthcare REITs and four other REIT segments have larger weights in that fund."Health care REITs own and manage a variety of health care-related real estate and collect rent from tenants," according to Nareit. "Health care REITs' property types include senior living facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings and skilled nursing facilities."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOne reason healthcare REITs are not heavily represented in traditional REIT ETFs is that just are not many of these type of REITs. There are just 18 healthcare REITs with a combined market value of $105.41 billion, according to Nareit data. * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) Here are some REIT ETFs to consider with hefty healthcare exposure. iShares Residential Real Estate ETF (REZ)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.48% per year, or $48 on a $10,000 investment.As its name implies, the iShares Residential Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:REZ) is a REIT ETF dedicated to residential real estate, the segment in which healthcare REITs reside. The $433.35 million REZ tracks the FTSE Nareit All Residential Capped Index and holds 44 stocks, nearly a third of which are healthcare REITs.Residential REITs are among the REITs most sensitive to changes in interest rates, but with the Federal Reserve not expected to boost rates this year and some market observers even speculating on a rate cut, REZ is up 16.65%.REZ has a three-year standard deviation of 13.84%, which is slightly higher than the category average, but that is a reflection of the aforementioned rate sensitivity. Residential REITs, including some healthcare fare, can carry lower dividend yield than traditional REIT funds as highlighted by the trailing 12-month dividend yield of 3.18% on REZ. Global X Longevity Thematic ETF (LNGR) Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.50%Admittedly, the Global X Longevity Thematic ETF (NASDAQ:LNGR) is a bit of a stretch as a healthcare REIT fund. It is not a focused ETF by any means, but it is a credible play on the aging population theme and LNGR does allocate over 8% of its weight to healthcare REITs. This thematic ETF, which recently turned three years old, tracks the Indxx Global Longevity Thematic Index.LNGR "seeks to invest in companies positioned to serve the world's growing senior population through exposure to health care, pharmaceuticals, senior living facilities and other sectors that contribute to increasing lifespans and extending quality of life in advanced age," according to Global X. * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Also Perfect for Retirement LNGR is more of a healthcare ETF in disguise than a real estate fund. Nearly 80% of the fund's 96 holdings are healthcare equipment, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals makers, giving investors some growth avenues in their quest for healthcare REIT exposure. iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF (ICF)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.34%The iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF (CBOE:ICF) tracks the Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index and is a focused REIT ETF with just 30 holdings. ICF is not a dedicated healthcare REIT ETF. The fund features exposure to seven REIT segments, including a 9.22% weight to healthcare REITs.ICF is one of the best-performing traditional REIT ETFs this year with a gain of 18.10% and currently resides near record highs. Specialized, residential and retail REITs combine for almost two-thirds of ICF's weight.The fund's standard deviation is less than that of the aforementioned REZ and ICF has a trailing 12-month dividend yield of 2.72%. Janus Long-Term Care ETF (OLD)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.35%The Janus Long-Term Care ETF (NASDAQ:OLD) is another thematic ETF dedicated to the aging population theme.OLD "seeks exposure to companies globally that are positioned to profit from providing long-term care to the aging population. These include companies owning or operating senior living facilities, nursing services, specialty hospitals or senior housing, as well as biotech companies for age-related illnesses and companies that sell products and services to such facilities," according to Janus. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential OLD allocates almost 65% of its weight to real estate stocks and over a third of its weight to the healthcare sector. Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) and Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR), two of the largest healthcare REITs, combine for almost a third of OLD's weight and the fund features several other healthcare REITs among its top 10 holdings. In other words, OLD is one of the most credible healthcare REIT ETFs on the market today. SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.25%At just over 18 years old, the SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:RWR) is one of the oldest REIT ETFs on the market. With 95 holdings, RWR features a deeper bench than some of the other funds highlighted here. Those holdings have a weighted average market value of $20.48 billion.Among traditional REIT ETFs, RWR's healthcare REIT exposure of 11.10% is pretty solid. The fund's one-year funds from operations (FFO) growth is 2.54%. FFO is the key REIT valuation metric used to assess the financial quality of REITs and the ability of those companies to sustain and grow dividends.Welltower and Ventas are among RWR's top 10 holdings. The fund has a dividend yield of 3.63% and is up 16.47% year-to-date. First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund (FRI)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.50%The First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund (NYSEARCA:FRI) is often overlooked in the REIT ETF conversation, but for investors that want healthcare REIT exposure under the umbrella of a traditional real estate fund, FRI is a sensible option.FRI, which recently turned 12 years old, devotes almost 13% of its weight to healthcare REITs, which is pretty solid among standard REIT funds. Welltower and Ventas are also found among the is real estate fund's top 10 holdings. Residential, retail and specialized REITs combine for about 52% of FRI's roster. * 3 Chinese Stocks to Buy Now and Hold for the Long Haul FRI is a decent fund, but there are cheaper real estate ETFs on the market, some with more robust healthcare exposure and some that simply outperform this product. Over the past three years, FRI is trailing the largest domestic REIT ETF by 120 basis points. Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (SCHH)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.07%For cost-conscious investors, the Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHH) is one of the best REIT ETFs to consider because it is one of the least expensive. Plus, Schwab clients get the added benefit of being able to trade this fund commission-free.Home to 99 stocks, SCHH is a mostly prosaic approach to REITs, but there is nothing wrong with that. The $5.40 billion fund allocates 11.20% of its weight to healthcare REITs with the bulk of that exposure allocated to Ventas and Welltower, in that order.SCHH allocates about 40% of its weight to residential and retail REITs. Up 16.80% this year, SCHH yields 2.82%.Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post 7 ETFs for Healthy Healthcare REITs appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • InvestorPlace28 days ago

    7 Assisted-Living Stocks to Buy Now

    One of the painful but crucial lessons that the re-escalating trade war has taught us is that anything can happen. Just a few weeks ago, a resolution between the U.S. and China appeared an inevitability. Now, even the idea of getting together for talks is questionable. That said, not all stocks to buy are vulnerable to unexpected sentiment shifts.If you're seeking a market segment that will likely produce strong gains over the next decade, it's time to look at assisted-living stocks. Elderly care operates on two core principles. First, it's our moral and ethical obligation to help those that cannot help themselves. Second, aging happens to everyone. Therefore, these specialized-care facilities will essentially exist forever.Other fundamental factors support the case for assisted-living stocks to buy. The biggest tailwind is the sheer size of the baby boomer demographic. Between 1946 and 1964, the U.S. experienced 76 million births. By 2012, 11 million of this generation had died, but that still leaves 65 million survivors. That's a lot of folks that will seek care during their golden years.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMoreover, advancing technologies in medicine and nutrition have noticeably increased our ability to extend our life. True, life expectancy is falling in this country. However, much of that can be attributed to the opioid crisis, which largely affects younger Americans. Overall, though, the point stands: healthcare innovations have had a net positive impact on baby boomers, which in turn affects assisted-living stocks to buy. * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week Best of all, the demand exists irrespective of economic or market conditions. It's an area that politically, Washington power-brokers cannot simply gloss over. Unlike discretionary sectors, specialized care levers a very human face. With that, here are seven assisted-living stocks to buy: Welltower (WELL)One of the attributes that attracted me to Welltower (NYSE:WELL) was that it's among Fortune's most admired companies of 2019. From a PR perspective, that's a huge story. As you probably know, assisted-living stocks don't enjoy the greatest of reputations due to scandalous stories of senior abuse.But as an investor, WELL stock provides many other substantive points to chew on. Primarily, shares have performed admirably this year, gaining over 18% since the January opener. Not only that, WELL recovered quickly from last year's broader market selloff. It ended 2018 with a return of 15%, whereas many other companies floundered.If that doesn't convince you to put WELL among your list of stocks to buy, consider its dividend. With a 4.4% yield, this can provide comfortable support should the markets experience a downturn. Ensign Group (ENSG)If you want pure exposure to assisted-living stocks to buy, take a good look at Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG). Headquartered in Mission Viejo, California, ENSG stock is levered toward a robust local economy. Moreover, it offers comprehensive solutions for the elderly, including in-house therapy and hospice care.As with Welltower, ENSG stock exhibits tremendous resilience, even in the face of troubling market conditions. It absorbed a sharp blow during the broader selloff in late 2018. However, shares quickly bounced back. By the second half of February, ENSG had recovered all of its prior losses and then some. * 10 Baby Boomer Stocks to Buy That said, Ensign Group's equity is more representative of growth names than say dividend stocks to buy. For instance, ENSG is up 49% year-to-date, but only offers a miniscule 0.33% yield. Still, if you want to bet on extremely favorable demographics, Ensign is a great idea. Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI)Another strong name among assisted-living stocks to buy is Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI). After working through some operational issues, management started this year off on an aggressive footing. In the first quarter, Omega bought out MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE:MRT), which should boost the operational profile of OHI stock.However, you wouldn't guess that Omega was running on less than 100% of its cylinders by looking at its chart. On a year-to-date basis, OHI stock is up slightly over 15%. Last year, shares returned 40%. As you might imagine, the company hardly blinked during the recent downturn.I expect more of the same should the economy go sour due to a prolonged U.S.-China trade war. Recent quarterly revenues suggest that management is likely to overcome miscues from the past. Also, OHI stock pays out a very generous 7% dividend yield, which should attract shelter-seeking investors. HCP (HCP)A key advantage in acquiring assisted-living stocks to buy is their inverse correlation to current market conditions. For instance, while the benchmark S&P 500 index is down roughly 2% this month, senior-care specialist HCP (NYSE:HCP) has gained almost 7%.It was the same story last year. In the final quarter of 2018, the S&P 500 dropped 10%. On the other hand, HCP stock shot up just under 10% over the same time frame.I expect a similar dynamic if the markets slow down due to trade-war related complications. As with the other organizations in this segment, HCP stock will enjoy consistent, if not growing demand. Furthermore, HCP levers wider coverage of the healthcare sector, including life science, hospital and medical-office properties. * 7 A-Rated Healthcare Stocks for Industry Expansion Finally, HCP pays out a generous 4.7% dividend. Typically, income-generating companies fare better than pure growth names during a bear market. That's one more reason to put HCP in your list of stocks to buy! National HealthCare (NHC)Admittedly, some of the top names among assisted-living stocks represent speculation toward a corporate turnaround. What I like about National HealthCare (AMEX:NHC), though, is their "steady as she goes" financials. For instance, over the past four years, revenue for NHC stock has grown consecutively. This trend continued up to its most recent first quarter of 2019 earnings report.Granted, the growth rate isn't anything to write home about, which is essentially low single digits. But with the massive demographic tailwind that NHC stock benefits from, I'm not sure if they need crazy growth. Approximately 10,000 baby boomers retire each day, which will eventually translate to a robust clientele.Plus, National HealthCare pays out a 2.6% dividend yield. While the payout isn't as attractive as some of the other stocks to buy that I mentioned, the company's upwardly trekking sales is a significant positive. Capital Senior Living (CSU)While assisted-living stocks generally have a boring reputation -- how many of you got really jazzed about this segment? -- not all sector players fit that description. If you're the type to mix your gambling with elderly care, Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) may be right for you.However, I don't want to mislead you in any way: CSU stock is one of the riskiest investments, both in assisted living and the broader markets. Last year was particularly awful for the organization, which suffered from slowing revenues and widening net-income losses. This dynamic was unhelpful to its overbearing long-term debt, to say the least. * 10 Stocks to Sell Before They Tank Your Portfolio Still, some hope exists for a turnaround. Revenue in Q1 was in line with the year-ago haul, suggesting that the sales bleed has stopped. Also, CSU stock has stabilized since hitting rock-bottom in March. It's super-risky, but that's sort of the point. Brookdale Senior Living (BKD)Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) is a contradiction. On one hand, it levers the fundamentals that should make BKD stock a top player in the markets. Despite many troubled years, Brookdale is still the nation's top senior-housing owner and operator.But on the other hand, we've got to talk about those troubles. Since 2016, Brookdale's annual revenue has declined consecutively. Even worse, its Q1 2019 sales haul of $1 billion slipped more than 12% year-over-year. It has a sizable debt load and its net-income losses have widened considerably over the years.As a result, BKD stock has fallen into the dumps. But if you're a diehard contrarian, Brookdale may have something for you. Again, it's the top senior-housing operator in America. When you factor in the baby boomer demographic wave, BKD might make some big surprises.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Sell Before They Tank Your Portfolio * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Low-Priced, High-Potential Tech Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post 7 Assisted-Living Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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