Stocks in Frontline Trades’ Choice: HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP), Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD)

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -0.24% to close at $29.53 with the total traded volume of 5.59 Million shares. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over HCP performance. Out of the pool of analysts 2 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 1 analyst having BUY in current month. The stock 3 analysts gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Hold from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.20 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.33. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $0.82 and for the one month was for $1.47 as compared to three months ago was for $1.61. Whereas, HCP received highest price target of 32.00 and low target of 27.00. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 30.12 as compared to current price of 29.53.

The firm has institutional ownership of 95.30%, while insider ownership included 0.10%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 5.26. HCP attains analyst recommendation of 3.30 with week performance of 0.44%.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -0.93% to traded at $22.47 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.04%.

Finally, analysts shed their light over the STWD price targets; maintaining price high target of 25.00 while at average the price target was 23.83 in contrast with the current price of 22.47. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 7 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 7 stands on similar situation; while 3 for the current month as compared to 3 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month.  For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.

The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 6.82 and price to cash ratio remained 10.69. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 8.30% and return on investment was 1.90% while its return on asset stayed at 0.40%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 1.37.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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