NEW YORK, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of HCP, Inc. ("HCP" or the "Company") (NYSE: HCP). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-476-6529, ext. 237.
The investigation concerns whether HCP and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
In 2010, HCP purchased the real estate assets of the nursing home provider HCR ManorCare, Inc. ("ManorCare"), HCP's most significant client, and subsequently took a 10% stake in ManorCare.
On April 21, 2015, HCP disclosed that the U.S. Department of Justice had intervened in whistleblower lawsuits against ManorCare concerning billing fraud and filed a consolidated complaint.
On this news, HCP stock fell $0.48, or 1.11%, to close at $42.85 on April 21, 2015.
Then, on May 5, 2015, HCP disclosed that it had recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $478 million related to certain of its lease arrangements with ManorCare.
On this news, HCP stock fell $1.20, or 2.94%, to close at $39.55 on May 5, 2015.
Finally, on February 9, 2016, HCP disclosed that its equity stake in ManorCare had been written down to zero, and that it had taken an $836 million non-cash impairment on its ManorCare lease assets and placed all of its ManorCare real estate assets on a "Watch List."
On this news, HCP stock fell $5.66, or 16.65%, to close at $28.33 on February 9, 2016.
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Robert S. Willoughby
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