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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 36.24 (-0.63% today). The market cap for HCP, Inc. is 17052.73, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Healthcare Facilities industry. The target price for HCP, Inc. is 35.63. Currently HCP, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 22.72. Average volume for HCP, Inc. is 3183.02 and so far today it is 1611800.

Performance in the last year for HCP, Inc. has been 0.15%. 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 -5.57%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.77%.

Since the IPO date for HCP, Inc. on the 11/5/1987, HCP, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -0.67%. With HCP, Inc. trading at 36.24, the dividend yield is 6.35%, 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 6.49 and the P/B is at 1.82. The P/cash is 146.38, with P/free cash flow at 18.21.

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 93.80%. Outstanding shares are at 470.55. While shares float is 465.47. The float short is currently 3.13%, and short ratio is 4.58.

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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