HCP, Inc. [NYSE: HCP] shares went lower by -2.33% from its previous closing of $34.61, now trading at the price of $33.81, also adding -0.8 points. Is HCP stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.61 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of HCP shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 487.94M float and a -4.82% run over in the last seven days. HCP share price has been hovering between $36.07 and $24.47 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

HCP, Inc. [NYSE:HCP]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 24.47 to 36.07. This is compared to its latest closing price of $34.61.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Wed 30 Oct (In 47 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of HCP, Inc. [HCP]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for HCP, Inc. [HCP] sitting at +11.82 and its Gross Margin at +32.07, this company’s Net Margin is now 53.50%. These measurements indicate that HCP, Inc. [HCP] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 1.71, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 3.60%. Its Return on Equity is 18.82, and its Return on Assets is 7.90. These metrics all suggest that HCP, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, HCP, Inc. [HCP] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 93.67. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 48.36, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 43.78. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 1.82, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 93.61.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 29.68 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.38. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 12.48, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.29. HCP, Inc. [HCP] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.24, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 15.17 and P/E Ratio of 16.61. These metrics all suggest that HCP, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, HCP, Inc. [HCP] earns $9,187,507 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 41.54 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.14.

HCP, Inc. [HCP] has 487.94M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $16.89B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 24.47 to 36.07. At its current price, it has moved down by -6.28% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 38.15% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.24, which indicates that it is 2.10% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 43.52. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is HCP, Inc. [HCP] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of HCP, Inc. [HCP], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.