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HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 18394.6. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for HCP, Inc. is 39.34 (with a change from open of 1.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of 35.08. Volume today has so far reached 2082100, with an average volume of about 3329.64. The GAP for this stock, is 0.41%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.66. The current EPS for HCP, Inc., is -0.15, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -162.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 7.83%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for HCP, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 0.76% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 1.65%. Quarter over quarter is 79.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 9.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -27.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 15.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 94.10%. Shares outstanding is 467.58, while shares float is at a value of 466.29. Float short for HCP, Inc. is 3.24% and the short ratio is 4.54.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.07, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.16. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 73.30% and their operating margin is 14.20%. The profit margin is -2.50%.

HCP, Inc. has seen returns on assets of -0.30%, and on investment, -0.50%. Return on equity is -0.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 7, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.98 and Price/cash is 157.89, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.64.

The simple moving averages are 1.63% and 14.04% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.70% and the 52 week low is 61.64%.

HCP, Inc. has a dividend yield of 5.85%, with a current price of 39.34. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, REIT – Healthcare Facilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. HCP, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry means that HCP, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 3.12%, with performance for the month coming to 0.54%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 12.88%, and for the half year the performance is 12.27%. Volatility for this week is 2.01% and for the month this is 1.97%.

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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