2. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $0.30 (-0.8%) to $38.53 on light volume. Thus far, 900,994 shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.52-$38.99 after having opened the day at $38.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.83.

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 $17.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.9% 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, growth in earnings per share, 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. Get the full HCP Ratings Report now.

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