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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 3839.1, and so far today it has a volume of 813405. Performance year to date since the 11/5/1987 is 2.98%.

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 23.94. PEG perhaps more useful shows that HCP, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 6.9 and the P/B ratio is 1.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 187.66 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price HCP, Inc. is trading at, 38.1 (-0.07% today), HCP, Inc. has a dividend yield of 6.03%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.44, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.17% after growing -162.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 147.50%, and 4.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 466.07, and the number of shares float is 465.79. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 93.80%. The float short is 3.43%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.17. Management has seen a return on assets of -0.90%, 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 1.1 and total debt/equity is 1.18. In terms of margins, HCP, Inc. has a gross margin of 74.40%, with its operating margin at 12.80%, and HCP, Inc. has a profit margin of -7.90%.

The 52 week high is -2.26%, with 54.25% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.14% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.10%.

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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