HCP, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 31, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.525 per share is scheduled to be paid on
November 19, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HCP stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This marks the 4th quarter that HCP has paid the same dividend. At
the current stock price of $42.15, the dividend yield is 4.98%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCP was $42.15,
representing a -24.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.06 and
a 9.25% increase over the 52 week low of $38.58.
HCP is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). HCP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.02. Zacks Investment Research reports HCP's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.33%, compared to an
industry average of 7.9%.
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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 (
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund (
- Vanguard REIT ETF (
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund (
- Wilshire US REIT (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VNQ with an decrease of
-0.86% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent
weighting of HCP at 8.59%.