Shares of Welltower Inc. WELL inched 0.58% higher to $69.02 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 1.31% to 3,819.72 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.39% to 31,270.09. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Welltower Inc. closed $10.74 short of its 52-week high ($79.76), which the company reached on March 4th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Ventas Inc. VTR rose 0.34% to $53.19, Healthpeak Properties Inc. PEAK fell 1.71% to $29.26, and Healthcare Trust of America Inc. HTA fell 0.26% to $26.68. Trading volume (2.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.4 M.