SOURCE: StockCall


January 21, 2011 08:32 ET

Equity Research on HCP Inc. and Health Care REIT Inc. - Healthcare Facility REITs Spending Money

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the REIT - healthcare facilities industry and has completed analytical research on HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) and Health Care REIT Inc. (NYSE: HCN). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

After the REIT sector's enormous activity in the bond issuance market last year, bond issuance is likely to cool off this year as interest rates rise. The sector's access to capital has helped stabilize operations and allowed companies that survived the downturn to increase their market share, especially as distressed properties come on the market from companies that fared less well. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the REIT - healthcare facilities industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the REIT - healthcare facilities industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on HCP Inc. and Health Care REIT Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Some companies within the Healthcare Facilities sector are issuing debt at the beginning of the fiscal year in anticipation of the rising interest rates. HCP Inc. is issuing four bond flavors to help fund its acquisition of HCR Manorcare. Other companies within the sector are also spending money in the new environment. Healthcare REIT recently invested $1.6 billion gross during Q4 of 2010, leaving them $450 million over guidance for the year. HCP Inc. and Health Care REIT Inc. research reports are accessible for free by registering today at or

One reason for the Healthcare REIT sector's uptick in spending could be the aging baby boomer population that could potentially generate a large boost in demand for assisted living and retirement facilities. While this sector, like other healthcare stocks, is protected from economic downturns, there is some concern floating around that Medicare cuts slated for the coming years will freeze payments heading towards some of the sector's client base, potentially constraining revenues. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Both HCP Inc. and Health Care REIT Inc. are set to deliver their financial results in February.

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