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Is HCP, Inc.(NYSE: HCP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987. HCP, Inc. is in the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry and Financial sector. Average volume for HCP, Inc., is 3338.25, and so far today it has a volume of 3027100. Performance year to date since the 11/5/1987 is 3.09%.

To help you determine whether HCP, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 23.58. PEG perhaps more useful shows that HCP, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 6.79 and the P/B ratio is 1.89. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 153.3 and 19.07 respectively.

At the current price HCP, Inc. is trading at, 37.61 (-0.90% today), HCP, Inc. has a dividend yield of 6.12%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.15, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 0.76% after growing -162.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 79.60%, and 9.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 474.85, and the number of shares float is 466.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 94.60%. The float short is 3.62%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.05. Management has seen a return on assets of -0.30%, and also a return on investment of -0.50%.

The ability for HCP, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.07 and total debt/equity is 1.16. In terms of margins, HCP, Inc. has a gross margin of 73.30%, with its operating margin at 14.20%, and HCP, Inc. has a profit margin of -2.50%.

The 52 week high is -6.98%, with 54.53% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.96% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.81%.

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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