HCP, Inc. (HCP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 02, 2013


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HCP, Inc. ( HCP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.525 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 21, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HCP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $53.3, the dividend yield is 3.94%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HCP was $53.3, representing a -1.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.96 and a 36.42% increase over the 52 week low of $39.07.

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 $1.97. Zacks Investment Research reports HCP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.74%, compared to an industry average of 7.1%.

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 Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
  • streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
  • Wilshire US REIT ( WREI )
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Index Fund ( FTY )
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund ( REZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is WREI with an increase of 18.4% over the last 100 days. ICF has the highest percent weighting of HCP at 7.33%.

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