HCP (HCP) Earns News Impact Score of 0.26

Media stories about HCP (NYSE:HCP) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HCP earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.073449838581 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on HCP shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HCP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Bank of America cut shares of HCP from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $33.00 to $31.00 in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of HCP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Mizuho upgraded shares of HCP from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of HCP from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. HCP presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.36.

HCP (NYSE:HCP) opened at $24.36 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $11,430.00, a P/E ratio of 43.50, a P/E/G ratio of 2.78 and a beta of 0.33. HCP has a fifty-two week low of $24.19 and a fifty-two week high of $33.67. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17.

HCP (NYSE:HCP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. HCP had a net margin of 27.31% and a return on equity of 8.85%. The firm had revenue of $454.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $440.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.72 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 14.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that HCP will post 1.94 earnings per share for the current year.

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About HCP

HCP, Inc is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States. The Company’s segments include senior housing triple-net (SH NNN), senior housing operating portfolio (SHOP), life science and medical office. Its senior housing facilities include independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, care homes, and continuing care retirement communities.

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