Moving averages help technical traders track financial assets by mitigating daily price fluctuations or noise. By identifying trends, moving averages allow operators to make sure that trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning operations. The shorter the period of a moving average, the more rapidly it will change with the price action. However, it is more likely to provide less reliable signals than those provided by a longer-term moving average. The longer the period of a moving average, the more slowly it will change with the price action. However, the signals it provides are more reliable.
HCP (HCP) the stock moved down -3.19% against the 20-day moving average, showing a short-term downward movement. It moved -1.06% below the simple 50-day moving average. This is showing a medium-term bearish trend based on SMA 50. The share price has risen above 8.75% from its 200-day moving average which identifies the long-term uptrend.
The earnings per share of the company shows a growth of 18.80% for the current year and is expected to achieve a profit growth for the next year at 2.04%. The analyst predicted a growth of ESP for the next 5 years to 2.50%. The EPS growth rate of the company in the last five years was-12.60%. The rate of earnings growth for the next few years is an important measure for investors wishing to hold a stock for several years. The company's earnings usually have a direct relationship with the price of the company's shares. The stock recorded an increase in sales of -0.30% over the last 5 years. Sales growth in the quarter is 0.40%.
HCP (HCP) a change of 0.25% was observed which pushed the price to $ 27.88 per share in the recently concluded trading session Friday. The last trading activity showed that the share price fell 29.80% from its minimum of 52 weeks and traded with a variation of -7.88% compared to the maximum published in the last 52-week period. The Company has maintained 476.49 million floating shares and holds 504.24 million shares outstanding.
The share price has moved -7.88% compared to the 50-day high and 12.42% to the 50th day. Analyze the consensus score of 2.6. For the next one-year period, the average of the individual price target estimates reported by sell-side analysts is $ 29.32.
As has been a brief look at profitability, the company profit margin was 9.10% and the operating margin was 16.6%. The company maintained a gross margin of 60.70%. The corporate ownership of the company is 90.90% while the insider property is 0.10%. The company maintained the return on investment (ROI) at 2.60% compared to the previous 12 months and was able to maintain the return on invested capital (ROA) of 1.20% in the last twelve months. Return on equity (ROE) recorded at 3.30%.
HCP (HCP) the recent trading volume of the shares is equal to 3379942 shares compared to the average volume of 3930.82 K shares. The relative volume observed at 0.86.
The volume of exchanges can help an investor to identify the momentum in an action and confirm a trend. If trade volumes increase, prices generally move in the same direction. That is, if security continues to rise in an upward trend, even the volume of security should increase and vice versa. Trading volume can also signal when an investor should profit and sell a stock due to low activity. If there is no relationship between the volume of trade and the price of a security, this signals weakness in the current trend and a possible reversal.
The long-term debt / equity shows a value of 1.34 with a total debt / equity of 1.34. It provides investors with the idea of the company's leverage, measured by dividing total liabilities from shareholders' equity. It also illustrates the debt that the company is using to finance its assets in relation to the value represented in equity.
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