HCP, Inc. ( HCP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 05, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.565 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 24, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HCP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.67% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCP was $46.81, representing a -5.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.61 and a 30.02% increase over the 52 week low of $36.00.
HCP is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. ( MAA ). HCP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.22. Zacks Investment Research reports HCP's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as .45%, compared to an industry average of 9.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HCP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HCP as a top-10 holding:
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund ( REZ )
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR )
- SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF ( RWR )
- Wilshire US REIT ETF ( WREI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is REZ with an increase of 17.56% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HCP at 8.2%.
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