3. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT ( HCN) is up $1.09 (1.7%) to $63.90 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Health Care REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.79-$63.90 after having opened the day at $62.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.81. 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 $17.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Health Care REIT a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. 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, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Health Care REIT Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.