What investors should do with HCP, Inc. (HCP) and Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)?

Klaritch Thomas, EVP and COO, sold 82,532 shares of the HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) in an exchange that happened on December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.51 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $2,435,354. The purchase was made public in a document filed with the SEC. Additionally, Director Griffin R Kent Jr bought 21,100 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place on May 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of $23.80 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $502,180. After the transaction, the Director Griffin R Kent Jr currently holds 30,575 shares of the company’s stock, which is worth approximately $955163.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -1.30% away from its 1-year high and 45.44% higher than its 1-year low price. In the past seven days, the stock price volatility for HCP, Inc. was 1.53%, whereas its volatility in the past 30 days has been 1.63%. This public company’s stock also has a beta score of 0.36. When the beta value is less/more than 1, it can imply that the stock is less/more volatile than the wider stock market – a metric that traders will surely be keeping tabs on.

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) most recently published its quarterly earnings results. The firm posted $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.01. The publicly-traded organization reported revenue of $456.02 million for the quarter, compared to the average analyst forecast calling for $450.16 million, which was surpassing the analyst consensus estimate.

Shares of HCP, Inc. (HCP) plunged -0.41%, amounting to a loss of -$0.13 per share, to finish the regular trading session at $31.24 on Saturday 02/09/2019. After beginning the session at $31.21, shares of HCP, Inc. reached as high as $31.31 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $30.94. Trade volume reached 2,287,963 shares against this stock’s average daily volume of 3.70M shares, with a total float of 468.84M. As a consequence of the price decrease, HCP, Inc. now has a current market value of 14.65B.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) subtracted -0.10% to its trading price by the close of the most recent session, dropping from its previous closing price of $10.43 to $10.42. This stock increased in value by 0.19% during the last 7-day period, and experienced a gain of 5.89% over the past 30-day period. In the past three months, this stock’s price grew by 4.72% , and subtracted -0.95% to its price during the last six months of trading. NLY demonstrated a yearly price gain of 2.06% , while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance has been up 6.11% . This stock’s price changed by +8.88% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -0.57% comparing to its 90-day high price.

Have a quick look on short, medium and long-term indicators. According to the Composite Indicator, Trendspotter rated the NLY stock as “Buy”. In the short-term, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY) has a 20-day average volume of 14,463,896 shares and short-term indicators sets the NLY stock as “ 60% Buy ” on average basis. In the medium-term, NLY stock has a 50-Day average volume of 17,013,416 shares and medium-term indicators gave the average rating of “ 25% Buy ”, while in the long-term period the FB stock has a 100-Day average volume of 13,907,666 shares. On average, long-term indicators rated the stock as “100% Buy ”. The overall picture from all short, medium and long-term indicators sets the NLY stock as “64% Buy ” on average basis.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on NLY. JP Morgan, for example, Upgrade its rating on shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. from “Neutral ” to a “ Overweight”according to a research note from Wednesday January 16th, 2019. while giving the stock a “ Outperform” from “Mkt Perform ” rating, as stated in a research report from Monday, January 14th, 2019. Barclays, on the other hand, Upgrade a from “Equal Weight ” to “ Overweight” rating on this stock in a research note dated Friday, December 14th, 2018.

In other news related to Annaly Capital Management, Inc. stock, 25.82% shares of NLY held by institutions. The total number of institutions who held the NLY shares was 28, according to most recent SEC filling. During the past quarter, total 7,436,844 shares held by institutions with the net change of -188,331 shares. In the meantime, 2 new institutions bought the shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. for the first time and 0 institutions sold all their holdings in the company’s common stock. 8 institutions increased their investment in the NLY stock and 5 institutions decreased their investment in the Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)’s stock during the last quarter.