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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP)?

The company in question is, HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) currently with a stock price of 38.56 (-0.67% today). The market cap for HCP, Inc. is 18092.99, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT РHealthcare Facilities industry. The target price for HCP, Inc. is 32.38. Currently HCP, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 24.37. Average volume for HCP, Inc. is 3818.65 and so far today it is 1111262.

Performance in the last year for HCP, Inc. has been 7.86%. For EPS growth, HCP, Inc. has seen a growth of -162.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.17%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -27.20% over the last five years and could be 1.25% for the next five years. HCP, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 4.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 147.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 10.16%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 13.28%.

Since the IPO date for HCP, Inc. on the 11/5/1987, HCP, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 4.84%. With HCP, Inc. trading at 38.56, the dividend yield is 5.92%, and the EPS is -0.44.

So could HCP, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 7.03 and the P/B is at 1.96. The P/cash is 191.06, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

HCP, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.1, and total debt/equity at 1.18.

In terms of margins, HCP, Inc. has a gross margin of 74.40%, an operating margin of 12.80% and a profit margin of -7.90%.Payout ratio for HCP, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -0.90% with return on investment coming to -0.50%.

Insider ownership for HCP, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 93.80%. Outstanding shares are at 466.07. While shares float is 465.79. The float short is currently 3.43%, and short ratio is 4.19.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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