3. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $0.64 (-1.6%) to $41.02 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.84-$41.87 after having opened the day at $41.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.66. 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 $18.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full HCP Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.