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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: HCP, Inc., HCP

HCP, Inc., HCP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is REIT – Healthcare Facilities in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, HCP, Inc., HCP  has a market cap of 18123.4. Since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987, HCP, Inc., HCP performance year to date is 6.24%. Today HCP, Inc., HCP has gained -2.12%, with a current price of 38.76.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -0.30%, with return on investment at -0.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, HCP, Inc., HCP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.07. While Total debt/equity is 1.16. With a profit margin of -2.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 73.30%, and operating margin of 14.20%. HCP, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year HCP, Inc., HCP has seen a EPS growth of -162.40%. A performance for the year of 12.09%. The 52-week high is -4.13%, and the 52-week low is 59.25%. The average volume for HCP, Inc., HCP is 3699600.

With a target price of 35.08, can HCP, Inc., HCP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of HCP, Inc., HCP. HCP, Inc. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 24.3. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. HCP, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.89 and 1.95 respectively. For P/cash, HCP, Inc. has a value of 155.57, while it is 19.35 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 38.76, HCP, Inc. has a dividend yield of 5.93%. We see a return on equity of -0.70%.

Looking more long-term HCP, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 1.65%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 0.76% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -162.40% for this year and for the last five years a -27.20% growth has been seen.

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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