HCP, Inc. (HCP) moves -30.15% away from 52-Week High = Technical Facts

HCP, Inc. (HCP) stock price recent trade pushed it move about -30.15% away from the 52-week high and closed 9.50% away from the 52-week low. HCP stock price traded with dropping change along with the volume 3.28 million shares in wednesday trading session. Shares are trading price at $23.52 with move of -3.09%. The company’s 3-months average volume stands at 3.53 million. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 0.92. The total dollar value of all 469.56 million outstanding shares is 11.04 billion.

ATR value of company was 0.43. Average True Range (ATR) is an indicator based on trading ranges smoothed by an N-period exponential moving average percentage of the true range values. ATR can display volatility of stocks, ETFs and indexes. The principal of ATR is very similar to other volatility indicators: A high ATR value signals a possible trend change. A low ATR value correlates with a weaker trend movement.

The PE ratio of 980.00 helps investors explore how much they should pay for a stock based on its current earnings. High ratio reveals positive future performance and investors are willing to pay more. Low ratio discloses poor current and future performance. The beta factor is 0.27.Volatility shows sense of how far the stock will fall if the market takes a dive and how high stock will rise if the bull starts to climb. A stock with a beta more than 1 means high volatile and less than 1 means low volatile.

Currently Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.80 on the shares. This is based on a 1-5 numeric scale where Rating Scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell, 5.0 Strong Sell. EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 2.50% while EPS growth in past 5 year was -12.60% along with sales growth of -0.30% in the last five years.

Recent Moving averages Indicator Signals for HCP, Inc. (HCP)

typically 20-day simple moving average is useful at identifying swing trading trends lasting 20 days. Shorter moving average timeframes are more sensitive to price fluctuations and can pick up on trend changes more quickly than longer-term moving averages. However, these more frequent signals may also result in more “whipsaws”, resulting in erroneous trade signals. HCP, Inc. (HCP) recently closed with fall of -0.87% to its 20-Day Simple Moving Average. This short time frame picture represents a downward movement of current price over average price of last 20 days. Now moving toward intermediate time frame, 50-day Moving average is more useful at showing position trading trends lasting 50 days. Shares of HCP moved upward with change of 0.86% to its 50-day Moving average. This rising movement shows positive prices direction over last 50 days.

Finally observing long term time frame, 200-day simple moving average is more helpful at telling general investing trends lasting 200 days. Longer moving average timeframes are less sensitive to price fluctuations than shorter term timeframes and will generate far few signals. This will reduce the number of “whipsaws”, which is good, but will also generate signals later than when using shorter term averages. HCP stock price revealed pessimistic move of -6.05% comparing average price of last 200 days. This comparison showed down direction of price behind its 200-SMA.

Traders will often use multiple moving averages to analyze a single security. Moving averages are a very simple tool to use, like most technical indicators, different traders will focus on different ways to use them. A longer-term moving average may be used to identify the primary price trend, a shorter moving average period to identify the secondary, price trend, and an even shorter moving average period to identify the minor price trend.

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