Digging Into The Data: HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP)

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HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) closed its last session at $24.17. The stock traded within a range of $24.10 and $24.61. The company operates in the Real Estate sector with a market capitalization of 11.45 Million. Trading volume for HCP, Inc. was 5.54 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) has an average volume of 3.69 Million.

Company Profile

Health Care Property Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The company invests in health care related real estate located throughout the United States, including long-term care facilities, congregate care and assisted living facilities, acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, medical office buildings, physician group practice clinics and psychiatric facilities.

Analyst Views

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) received a Buy rating from 0 analysts. 1 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 3 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) touched its 1-Year High price of $33.67 on 06/26/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $24.10 on 01/11/18.

EPS & Financials

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.02/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.15/Share by a difference of $-0.17. This showed a surprise of -113.3% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 10 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.17/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.21/share and a low EPS of $0.14/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $448.61 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 452.31 Million and 445.04 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) has a 20-Day average volume of 4.16 Million. According to today’s trading volume HCP, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 92.9 Percent. The return on assets stands at 6.4%, Return on Equity currently is 16.5% and the Return on Investment value is 4.5%.

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) gross margin percentage stands at 58.1% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 32.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 59.1 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.65% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -8.4 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -17.54 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -7.32 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 32.1%. The return on invested capital is at 4.5%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 14314.68.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -17.54%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -7.32% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.