- HCP has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $144.5 million.
- HCP has traded 1.0 million shares today.
- HCP is trading at 8.03 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
- HCP is trading at a new low 4.02% below yesterday's close.
'Weak on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as material stock news, analyst downgrades, insider selling, selling from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and traders are piling out of a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize (or avoid losses by trimming weak positions). In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in HCP with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for HCP NOW at Trade-Ideas More details on HCP: HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.8%. HCP has a PE ratio of 68. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. The average volume for HCP has been 3.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HCP has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.03 and a short float of 3.6% with 2.72 days to cover. Shares are down 25.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HCP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- HCP's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 7.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.8%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- The gross profit margin for HCP INC is rather high; currently it is at 53.74%. Regardless of HCP's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 17.31% trails the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to $273.67 million or 0.59% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow HCP INC is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -50.14%.
- HCP INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last year. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, HCP INC reported lower earnings of $1.95 versus $1.97 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 68.7% in earnings ($0.61 versus $1.95).
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 53.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $247.65 million to $115.36 million.
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