HCP, Inc. (HCP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 01, 2013

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HCP, Inc. ( HCP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 01, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.525 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HCP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that HCP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $44.67, the dividend yield is 4.7%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HCP was $44.67, representing a -20.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.06 and a 7.64% increase over the 52 week low of $41.50.

HCP is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HCP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.96. Zacks Investment Research reports HCP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.31%, compared to an industry average of 8.5%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HCP Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to HCP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HCP as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF ( REZ )
  • iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
  • streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
  • Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ )
  • Wilshire US REIT ( WREI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is WREI with an increase of 1.54% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of HCP at 8.85%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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