2. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT ( HCN) is up $0.49 (0.8%) to $60.57 on light volume Thus far, 385,530 shares of Health Care REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.94-$60.63 after having opened the day at $60.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.08. 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. Health Care REIT has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Health Care REIT a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Health Care REIT Ratings Report now.