Analyst Ratings for HCP Inc. (HCP)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Hold has been given to HCP Inc. (NYSE:HCP) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for HCP last month.

Of the 22 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 18 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HCP. The maximum price target given was 35, which equates to a potential upside of 9.96 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30, implying potential capital losses of -5.75 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.94 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -23.33 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.26 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 26.57 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

HCP has an estimated earnings growth rate of -5.71 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HCP is -2.72.

HCP has a 52-week high of 36.81 and a 52-week low of 27.61. Today's price is 15.28 percent above the 52-week low, and 13.53 percent lower than its 52-week high. HCP has a price/earnings ratio of 15.53. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HCP value stock report compares HCP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HCP is $14.95 billion. HCP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.