Chart of the Day: HCP Inc - 8/21/12August 21, 2012 @ 10:39 AM EST
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The Chart of the Day
The chart listed below has met all of our fundamental criteria and currently displays a solid technical "set up" for a buy. The stocks highlighted in our daily chart reports are definitely on our radar, and may even be in some of our portfolios (see disclosure for details). Just to be clear, we are by no means recommending you buy this stock. However, we believe it is important to identify positive technical set-ups when looking for stocks, thus we consider this report a valuable tool for stock-pickers.
|HCP Inc||HCP||REITs - Specialty||8.7||+7.43%||$44.68|
HCP, Inc. (HCP) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States. HCP acquires, develops, leases, manages and disposes of healthcare real estate and provides financing to healthcare providers. The Company’s portfolio consists of investments in the five healthcare segments: senior housing, life science, medical office, post- acute/skilled nursing and hospital. The Company makes investments within its healthcare segments using the five investment products: properties under lease, debt investments, developments and redevelopments, investment management and RIDEA, which represents investments in senior housing operations. On January 14, 2011, HCP acquired its partner's 65% interest in a joint venture that owned 25 senior housing facilities, becoming the owner of the portfolio. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company sold three senior housing facilities.
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