Owners of HCP (NYSE: HCP) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 53 cents per share. At a price of $44.10 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.7%. The average volume for HCP has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HCP has a market cap of $20.5 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.47. TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full HCP Ratings Report now.