HCP Inc

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Analysts View HCP Inc. in Fiscal 2018

    Analysts gave HCP a mean price target of $26.59, implying a significant ~17.0% rise from its current level of $22.68.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP’s Performance in Comparison to Its Peers

    HCP has a $2.0 billion credit facility with maturity in 2021, and the majority of its debt matures after 2019.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP and Its Falling Shareholder Returns

    HCP has indicated that the recently enacted Tax Cut and Jobs Act could materially and adversely affect the company and its stockholders.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP’s Portfolio Riding on Developments, Acquisitions, and More

    In 4Q17, HCP recorded an $84.0 million impairment on the debt investment and reduced the value to $105.0 million.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP Inc.’s Demographic Drivers of Demand

    According to the National Bureau of Economic Data, the first wave of Baby Boomers are expected to turn 75 in 2020.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP Inc.’s Expanding Medical Office Portfolio

    Rental revenues for HCP increased ~3.0% from $392.0 million in 2016 to $400.0 million in 2017.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chart in Focus: HCP’s Life Science Portfolio

    Life Science is an 8.0 million square foot portfolio and represents ~25.0% of HCP’s NOI.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP Beats Funds from Operations, Misses on Revenues in 4Q17

    For 2017, HCP’s funds from operation stood at $1.95 per share, and its same-store cash NOI growth was 3.4%.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HCP’s Cautious View for Its Senior Housing Portfolio in 2018

    HCP Inc. has a diversified senior housing portfolio, which has a balanced mix of triple net and SHOP (senior housing operating portfolio).

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare Trust of America Maintains Its ‘Buy’ Rating in 2018

    Analysts gave HTA a mean price target of $33.38, implying a significant ~26.0% rise from its current level of $26.30.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare Trust of America’s Performance in Comparison to Its Peers

    HTA has earnings per share of $0.33 and a PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of ~111.0x.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Healthcare Trust of America Rewards Its Investors

    HTA paid dividends of $1.17 in 2015, $1.19 in 2016, and $1.21 in 2017.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare Trust of America’s Strategic Rationale

    HTA has 3.4% combined pro forma same-store NOI growth, and its development assets are currently 86.0% pre-leased.

    By Raina Brown
  • uploads///Investments
    Company & Industry Overviews

    HTA’s Portfolio Riding on Investments, Acquisitions, and More

    Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) completed investments of $2.7 billion in 2017, and 90% of these properties are in key strategic markets.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ventas Is Trading at a Discount to Peers

    Funds from operation (or FFO) for Ventas (VTR) for 3Q17 stood at $1.04 per share.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ventas Stock Is Falling

    The recent increase in interest rates has impacted the performance of VTR.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Ventas’s Balance Sheet Look?

    Ventas (VTR) has a strong flexible balance sheet and excellent liquidity.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Welltower Is Rewarding Its Shareholders

    Welltower (HCN) announced a dividend of $0.87 per share for 3Q17 from the previous guidance $0.86 in 3Q16. The dividend yield stands at ~5.6%.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Welltower’s Efficiently Managed Debt and Balance Sheet

    Welltower (HCN) has kept its balance sheet in good shape. It has a cash balance of $236 million and $2.6 billion in credit line availability.

    By Raina Brown
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Welltower’s 3Q17 Performance and Outlook

    Welltower (HCN) increased its SSNOI (same-store net operating income) to 2.5%–3% from 2.25%–3%. This slight increase is due to strong seniors’ housing operating performance.

    By Raina Brown
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    Real Estate

    Why HCP’s Dividend Yield Is Moving South

    Revenue and earnings HCP (HCP) is a healthcare REIT specializing in US healthcare property investment. In 2016, the company’s revenue growth slowed to 10% from 19% in 2015. The growth was driven by its senior housing operating portfolio, life science segment, and medical office segment, and partially offset by its senior housing triple-net segment. Rental and […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Earnings Report

    Welltower Compared to Other Industry Players after 2Q17

    Welltower’s current price-to-FFO multiple is 17.34x. It had higher-than-expected results in 2Q17 and has an optimistic outlook for fiscal 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Welltower Maintained a Strong Balance Sheet in 2Q17

    Wellstone’s debt-to-equity ratio stood at 0.81x for 2Q17. That was lower than the industry mean of 1.07x.

    By Jennifer Mathews
  • uploads///Dividend
    Earnings Report

    How Welltower Rewarded Stockholders in 2Q17

    On June 30, 2017, Welltower (HCN) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.87. The dividend is scheduled to be paid on August 21, 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Earnings Report

    How Welltower Fared in Terms of Cost Control in 2Q17

    Higher same-store NOI (net operating income) and a strong demand for premium senior housing facilities drove Welltower’s profits during the quarter.

    By Jennifer Mathews
  • uploads///Art  Val
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Wall Street Rate Welltower among Healthcare REITs?

    Welltower’s (HCN) expected performance in 2017 is reflected in analysts’ ratings for its stock. Analysts have given HCN a mean price target of $72.19.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Welltower to Its Industry Peers

    The price-to-FFO (funds from operations) multiple is the most popular method of valuing real estate investment trusts (or REIT) such as Welltower (HCN).

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Well Does Welltower Return Value to Its Shareholders?

    Healthcare REITs such as Welltower (HCN) have to pay at least 90% of their taxable incomes as shareholder returns in order to function as REITs.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Obamacare Has Affected Welltower and Healthcare REITs

    The new administration under President Donald Trump has taken a key step toward repealing the Affordable Health Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare.

    By Jennifer Mathews
  • uploads///Art  NOI
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Innovation and Foreign Investment Drive Welltower’s Growth

    Welltower (HCN) has successfully set itself on a growth trajectory backed by strategic initiatives, aiding its steady top line growth.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Welltower Maintain Its Business Momentum in the Future?

    Welltower’s (HCN) strategic presences in high-barrier and affluent markets help it to maintain its leadership in the healthcare infrastructure industry.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Welltower: A Healthcare REIT Poised to Grow amid Macro Headwinds

    Amid uncertainty in the healthcare sector, Welltower has been able to maintain its business momentum on the back of higher operating efficiency and strategic initiatives.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Praxair and Linde AG Come Up with Merger Details

    Praxair shares dropped 4.0% for the week ended December 23, 2016, and closed at $117.59, as many analysts believed that the proposed merger is more favorable to Linde shareholders.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    How Morgan Stanley Conference Reversed Course for Honeywell Stock

    The preference under the leadership of Honeywell’s (HON) CEO, David Cote, is generally toward keeping the share count flat and reinvesting its surplus cash to grow its business.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerson’s Commercial & Residential Solutions Enjoying Growth

    Revenues for Emerson Electric’s (EMR) Commercial & Residential Solutions segment have risen from $1.8 billion in 2011 to $1.9 billion in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerson Enjoying the Heat from the Sunbelt’s Population Boom

    Because the Sunbelt region is the primary market for HVAC manufacturers that are Emerson’s customers, it could be a key growth driver in the coming quarters.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Emerson ‘s Climate Technologies Segment

    Emerson Electric’s (EMR) Climate Technologies segment was responsible for 15.0%–17.4% of annual sales from 2011 to 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Not Much to Brag About for Emerson’s Industrial Automation Unit

    Revenues for Emerson’s Industrial Automation segment have fallen from $5.3 billion in 2011 to $4.1 billion in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerson Snaps Up Pentair’s Valves Business for $3.1 Billion

    On August 18, 2016, Emerson Electric (EMR) announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Pentair’s (PNR) Valves & Controls business for $3.2 billion.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Dover’s Engineered Systems Segment Glimmers Amid Gloom

    Engineered systems sales were responsible for 35.1% of Dover’s (DOV) total sales and 47% of its total segment profits in 2Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Key Trends Shaping 3M’s Industrial Business?

    3M Company’s (MMM) Industrial business works with the top 20 global automotive (FSAVX) original equipment manufacturers (or OEMs) across their value chains.

    By Shannon Black
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Banks Rallied on February 12 but Could Not Offset Weekly Losses

    The S&P500 Index gained by 2% on Friday, February 12, led by gains in bank stocks. But for the week, markets closed in the red, falling by 0.7%.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare REITs Continue Their Strong Run

    Healthcare REITs have shown resilience in the rising rate environment. REITs will likely be hurt more in this environment since they have to incur higher expenses.

    By Steve Sage
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare REITs Saw Steady Growth Last Week

    Healthcare REITs ended the week of December 31, 2015, as the most valuable subgroup within the iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR).

    By Steve Sage
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Would a Rate Hike Impact REITs?

    If rates do rise in December, as most experts are expecting, a mass selloff in REITs will likely occur.

    By Rebecca Keats
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Fund Flows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Outflows in Week Ended November 25

    For the week ended November 25, investment-grade bond funds saw net outflows of $1.46 billion after witnessing two consecutive weeks of inflows.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Metlife Global Funding I Issued $1.25 Billion in High-Grade Bonds

    A subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (MET), Metlife Global Funding I is a special purpose statutory trust. It issued $1.25 billion in high-grade bonds rated Aa3/AA- in two parts.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuances Fell after Thanksgiving

    Investment-grade corporate bond issuances worth $2.65 billion for the week ended November 27, 2015, and fell 92% from the previous week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Investing in SDY Benefit Your Portfolio?

    The total annualized return of SDY since its inception on November 15, 2005, is 7.9%, which is on par with other smart beta ETFs.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Has SDY Performed in the Market in 2015?

    SDY has underperformed in the market, having given total year-to-date returns of 0.9%, which is less than the market’s year-to-date return of 3.3%.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Moving Average Trend and Analysts’ Estimates for SDY

    The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) is currently trading at 3.1% above its 100-day moving averages.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    REITs as an Investment Vehicle

    REITs have become a popular investment tool to provide limited-time exposure to real estate for investors who cannot make significant investments.

    By Steve Sage
  • uploads///Chart  Outlook
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Should Investors Expect from the REIT Market?

    While the higher volatility has affected the broader indices during the past two months, the impact was more evident on REIT stocks.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Affordable Healthcare Is Boosting Healthcare REITs

    Healthcare REITs own healthcare properties like senior housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and medical office buildings.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Mortgage Applications Dip, Housing Market Seeks Revival

    Mortgage applications really dove during the fourth quarter last year. They recovered a little in January, but fell again in February 2015.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Corporate governance
    Fund Managers

    Why Sandell wants to revamp Brookdale’s board

    Sandell wants Brookdale to revamp its board because It has no director with real estate experience and lacks in independent shareholder representation.

    By Diana Key
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    Fund Managers

    Brookdale Senior Living in final phase of strategic transactions

    In July 2014, Brookdale completed a $3 billion acquisition of Emeritus Senior Living and became the first national senior living solutions company.

    By Diana Key
  • Consumer

    Must-know: The pros and cons of investing in dividend ETFs

    A dividend exchange-traded fund (or ETF) consists of dividend-paying stocks. Usually, ETFs track a dividend index. The stocks in the fund or index are selected based on their dividend yield.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Why mortgage applications plummeted when interest rates increased

    Mortgage applications fell 3.5% for the week ending March 21 because mortgage rates spiked.

    By Sandra Nathanson
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