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) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, HCP fell $1.27 (-2.5%) to $49.56 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,882,530 shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,343,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $49.20-$51.49 after having opened the day at $51.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.83. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were:
), down 20.7%,
), down 10.5%,
), down 8.7% and
), down 8.1%.
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HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. HCP has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.
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On the positive front,
), down 21.9%,
), down 20.4%,
), down 16.8% and
), down 12.5% , were all gainers within the financial sector with
) being today's featured financial sector leader.
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