HCP, Inc. (HCP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 31, 2013
HCP, Inc. ( HCP ) 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. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). 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%.
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 )
- Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ )
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
- Wilshire US REIT ( WREI ).
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%.