Shares of Welltower Inc. WELL rose 1.03% to $69.73 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 1.34% to 3,768.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 1.11% to 30,924.14. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Welltower Inc. closed $9.09 below its 52-week high ($78.82), which the company reached on March 5th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Ventas Inc. VTR rose 0.43% to $53.42, Healthpeak Properties Inc. PEAK rose 0.79% to $29.49, and Healthcare Trust of America Inc. HTA fell 1.24% to $26.35. Trading volume (2.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.4 M.