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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 38.54 (0.34% today). The market cap for HCP, Inc. is 18155.25, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Healthcare 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 24.11. Average volume for HCP, Inc. is 3592.47 and so far today it is 655867.

Performance in the last year for HCP, Inc. has been 7.77%. For EPS growth, HCP, Inc. has seen a growth of -162.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.42%. 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 8.65%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.65%.

Since the IPO date for HCP, Inc. on the 11/5/1987, HCP, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 5.28%. With HCP, Inc. trading at 38.54, the dividend yield is 5.99%, 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 7.05 and the P/B is at 1.94. The P/cash is 191.71, 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 94.10%. Outstanding shares are at 472.67. While shares float is 465.79. The float short is currently 3.13%, and short ratio is 4.06.

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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