NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Health Care REIT

(NYSE:

HCN

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $56.31, above its previous 52-week high of $56.14 with 828,929 shares traded as of 1:10 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Health Care REIT has a market cap of $10.56 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Health Care REIT, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 83.8, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 54.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Health Care REIT as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Health Care REIT Ratings Report

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