| HCP is a real estate investment trust which invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry. Co. acquires, develops, leases, and manages and disposes of healthcare real estate. Co.'s segments are: senior housing triple-net and senior housing operating portfolio, which include independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, and continuing care retirement communities; life science, which contains laboratory and office space for biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other organizations; and medical office, which contains physicians' offices and examination rooms. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of HCP's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of HCP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like HCP versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching HCP by allowing them to research HCP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.