Technical Coverage on Select Healthcare Facilities REIT Stocks -- Welltower, Ventas, Senior Housing Properties Trust, and Healthcare Realty Trust

Jul 19, 2016, 08:10 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- has initiated coverage on the following equities: Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN), Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SNH), and Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: HR). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free notes at:

The Healthcare Facilities REITs' industry has been steadily performing since the start of the year. Operators in this space include hospitals, senior housing facilities, long-term care properties, and nursing institutions. Let us see how each of the companies mentioned above have fared over the last few trading sessions. Register with us now for your free membership and more at:


Toledo, Ohio-based independent equity real estate investment trust, Welltower Inc.'s stock finished Monday's session 0.90% higher at $77.19 with a total volume of 1.07 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 4.49% in the past month, 10.56% over the previous three months, and 16.38% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 6.26% above its 50-day moving average and 16.35% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Welltower have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 65.66.

In a SEC filing on June 14th, 2016, Welltower reported that Erin C. Ibele, the Executive Vice President, Head of Human Capital and Corporate Secretary will retire from her current position with the Company on June 30th, 2016. The Company has also agreed to enter into an agreement regarding the terms of her retirement that will become effective on June 30th, 2016. Ms. Ibele will remain an employee of the Company and will provide services as the President of the Welltower Foundation on and after July 1 2016, at a monthly rate of $11,667.

On June 22nd, 2016, Morgan Stanley downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Overweight' to 'Equal-Weight'. See our complete notes on HCN at:


On Monday, shares in Chicago, Illinois-based real estate investment trust, Ventas Inc., recorded a trading volume of 1.26 million shares. The stock ended the session 0.82% higher at $72.59. The Company's shares have advanced 3.88% in the last one month, 15.17% in the previous three months, and 31.71% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 6.07% above its 50-day moving average and 24.14% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Ventas have an RSI of 60.44.

On July 6th, 2016, Ventas announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire life science and medical real estate assets of Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, from affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P., for $1.5 billion in cash.

On July 13, 2016, research firm Argus initiated a 'Hold' rating for the Company's stock. Sign up for your note on VTR at:  

Senior Housing Properties Trust  

Shares in Newton, Massachusetts-based real estate investment trust, Senior Housing Properties Trust closed the day 0.59% higher at $22.20 with a total volume of 973,480 shares traded. The stock has gained 14.08% in the last month, 25.27% over the previous three months, and 56.88% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 13.19% and 36.23% above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust, which primarily invests in senior housing properties in the U.S., have an RSI of 78.97.

On June 29th, 2016, Senior Housing Properties Trust announced that it has entered a $112.4 million purchase and lease transaction with Five Star Quality Care, Inc for seven assisted living communities located in four states (North Carolina: 3; South Carolina: 2; Tennessee: 1; and Virginia: 1). The communities are leased under a combination lease that expires at year end 2028, plus renewal options thereafter. The initial annual rent payable to SNH under the lease will be $8.4 million per year. Register for free and access your note on SNH at:

Healthcare Realty Trust  

At the close, shares in Nashville, Tennessee-based independent real estate investment trust, Healthcare Realty Trust Inc., ended at $35.15, climbing 0.57%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 568,177 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 4.18% in the last one month, 14.94% in the previous three months, and 26.66% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.45% and 20.96%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Healthcare Realty Trust have an RSI of 59.63.

On June 22nd, 2016, research firm JMP Securities downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Market Perform' to 'market Underperform'.

On June 28th, 2106, Healthcare Realty Trust announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 8,000,000 newly issued shares of common stock and is expected to generate gross proceeds of $268 million. The Company plans to utilize the funds towards general corporate purposes, including the acquisition and development of outpatient healthcare facilities. The note on HR is available for free at:

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