Price to Earnings ratio is typically used for current valuation of a company and is one of the most popular ratios that investor monitor on a daily basis. Holding a low PE stock is less risky because. When a company's profitability fall, it is likely that earnings will also go down..In other words, if you start from a lower position your downside risk is limited. There are also some investors who believe that low Price to Earnings ratio reflects the low pricing because a given company is in trouble. On the other hand, a higher PE ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of profit.
Generally speaking, the Price to Earnings ratio gives investors an idea of what the market is willing to pay for the company's current earnings.
HCP Inc Price to Earning Assessment
Based on latest financial disclosure the price to earning indicator of HCP Inc is roughly 18.15 times. This is 52.34% lower than that of Financial sector, and 41.58% lower than that of REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry, The Price to Earning for all stocks is 29.49% higher than the company.
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HCP Inc is rated below average in price to earning category among related companies.
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