3. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is up $0.38 (0.8%) to $49.28 on light volume Thus far, 595,330 shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.89-$49.29 after having opened the day at $48.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.90.

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 $22.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth 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. Get the full HCP Ratings Report now.

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