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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) is tomorrow, February 6, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 80 cents per share. At a price of $57.63 as of 9:50 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.5%. The average volume for Health Care REIT has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Health Care REIT has a market cap of $16.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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.