NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 6.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down $4.23 (-8%) at $48.55 as of 1:57 p.m. ET.

Health Care REIT has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Health Care REIT, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, development, and management of properties. It primarily invests in health care properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 154.6, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 67.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Health Care REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Health Care REIT Ratings Report.

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