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HCP (NYSE:HCP) Director Peter L. Rhein sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.89, for a total transaction of $209,450.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 25,700 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,076,573. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of HCP in a research note on Monday. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of HCP from $38.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Monday, May 12th. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of HCP in a research note on Wednesday, May 7th. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $39.00. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.00.

HCP (NYSE:HCP) traded up 0.31% on Tuesday, hitting $42.17. The stock had a trading volume of 3,232,401 shares. HCP has a one year low of $35.50 and a one year high of $48.23. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $41.70 and a 200-day moving average of $38.7. The company has a market cap of $19.322 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.22.

HCP (NYSE:HCP) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $530.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $518.87 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that HCP will post $3.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HCP, Inc (NYSE:HCP) is a real estate investment trust (REIT).

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