SOURCE: StockCall


June 06, 2012 08:20 ET

Equity Research on HCP Inc. and Ventas Inc. - Reimbursement Rates Hang Over Healthy REIT - Healthcare Facilities

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - offers free research on HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) and Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) from the REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.

For companies in the REIT - healthcare industry, such as HCP Inc. and Ventas Inc., the first quarter of 2012 has been a fruitful one. Funds from operations have increased for several companies, with acquisitions and rental increases leading the way. Register now to have free access to our reports on the REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry, and to do so please click the link below. 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 Ventas Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below.

Ventas recently stated it had entered into a lease agreement with Kindred Healthcare for ten long-term acute care hospitals owned by Ventas. In its most recent quarter, Ventas saw funds from operations jump to $214.8 million from $101 million a year ago.

HCP also had a stellar quarter, as funds from operations came in at $264.8 million as compared to $149.7 million last year.

While the industry has been performing well, concerns over proposed reductions in government reimbursement rates are a major concern moving forward. Cuts to Medicare could have a serious impact on company financials, and make profits harder to come by. It will be interesting to see how the industry performs over the next few years, but for now, the outlook is positive. To see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future, please visit the link below.

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