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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 37.81 (-0.76% today). The market cap for HCP, Inc. is 18501.74, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry. The target price for HCP, Inc. is 35.08. Currently HCP, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 23.89. Average volume for HCP, Inc. is 3486.2 and so far today it is 214302.

Performance in the last year for HCP, Inc. has been 12.41%. For EPS growth, HCP, Inc. has seen a growth of -162.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 0.76%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -27.20% over the last five years and could be 1.65% for the next five years. HCP, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 9.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 79.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.11%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.29%.

Since the IPO date for HCP, Inc. on the 11/5/1987, HCP, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 4.43%. With HCP, Inc. trading at 37.81, the dividend yield is 6.04%, and the EPS is -0.15.

So could HCP, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 7.04 and the P/B is at 1.92. The P/cash is 158.81, with P/free cash flow at 19.76.

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 1.07, and total debt/equity at 1.16.

In terms of margins, HCP, Inc. has a gross margin of 73.30%, an operating margin of 14.20% and a profit margin of -2.50%.Payout ratio for HCP, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -0.30% with return on investment coming to -0.50%.

Insider ownership for HCP, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 94.40%. Outstanding shares are at 485.61. While shares float is 466.29. The float short is currently 3.14%, and short ratio is 4.19.

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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