Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Tomorrow After Market Close (Confirmed). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.44 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.44 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 16.60%, a profit margin of 9.10% and a gross margin of 60.70%.
Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP). Most recently, on January 7th, 2019, Robert W. Baird Upgrade a Outperform rating. Before that, on December 20th, 2018, KeyBanc Capital Mkts Upgrade to Overweight. RBC Capital Mkts Upgrade a Outperform rating on November 2nd, 2018, JP Morgan Downgrade an Neutral rating on October 5th, 2018, and Cantor Fitzgerald Upgrade a Overweight rating on September 28th, 2018.
At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 479.47M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 14.57B. In the last trading day, 3,380,942 shares of HCP, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 3.65M shares per day of trading.
If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$0.94 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -3.00% and a moving average of 31.04. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $1.42 (which is +4.90%) and the stock’s moving average was 30.58. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of HCP changed by $1.49 (which is +5.16%) and demonstrated a moving average of 29.39.
Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 40.49%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 63.92% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 73.08%. Using a similar metric, HCP, Inc. (HCP) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 58.79% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 74.52% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 82.08%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was -0.26 over the past 9 days, -0.02 over the past two weeks, and 0.33 in the last 20 days.
As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $30.39 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $31.65 and a low of $21.48. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.
The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 73,982,632 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 193,765 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 15.42% stake in HCP, Inc. (HCP)’s shares.
Just in the most recent trading day, HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) experienced a high price of $31.15 and low point of $30.3. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 30.39 per share, following a gain of $0.06, or -2.25% during the full day.