| Welltower is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). Co.'s operating segments include: Seniors Housing Operating, which includes seniors apartments, assisted living, independent living/continuing care retirement communities, independent supportive living communities (Canada), care homes with and without nursing (U.K.) and combinations thereof that are owned and/or operated through the REIT Investment Diversification and Empowerment Act of 2007 structures; and Triple-net, which includes the property types described as in Seniors Housing Operating as well as long-term/post-acute care facilities. |
When researching a stock like Welltower, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from WELL Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for WELL stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the WELL 200 day moving average ("WELL 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the WELL 50 day moving average ("WELL 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Welltower. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the WELL 200 DMA and the WELL 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("WELL MACD"). The WELL MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).