Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Stock in the Limelight: Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC)

Conrad Doyle | 15 November, 2017, 05:23

Shares of Henry Schein, Inc. In the case of HSIC, the chart has some interesting things to say about where the stock might be headed. The firm owned 3,300 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,650 shares during the quarter. Along with these its last twelve month performance is stands at -15.11% while moved -24.79% for the past six months.

Here are some institutional investors who have increased or decreased their stake in (HSIC). Wellington Management Group LLP grew its holdings in Henry Schein by 116.0% in the first quarter. The stock is now offering a return on equity of 19.20% while the return on assets is at 7.90% and the return on investment is at 13.80%. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 1,702 shares of the company's stock worth $140,000 after purchasing an additional 616 shares during the last quarter. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt increased its position in Henry Schein by 4.3% in the third quarter. The current trading volume of 5.07 sits 205.42% higher than the past 3 month's readings, indicating near-term traders have been more active toward HSIC than usual of late. National Pension Service lifted its stake in shares of Henry Schein by 9.6% in the second quarter. The company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.90 by ($0.03). Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in Henry Schein by 55.7% in the second quarter. As of quarter end American International Group Inc had acquired a total of 23,440 shares growing its position 71.5%. The institutional investor owned 615,962 shares of the company's stock after purchasing an additional 65,945 shares during the period. Henry Schein, Inc.'s stock price now sits at $65.50. Two such indicators are the RSI (Relative Strength Index) and the Stochastic %k Oscillator, which fluctuate on a scale of 0 to 100. 3,873,200 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,118,817.

The dividend yield for the company is hovering around *tba while the pay out ratio is now at 0.00%. The company has a market cap of $10,523.79, a P/E ratio of 18.81, a PEG ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.03. They anticipate the HSIC stock will hit $83.93 on a short term (12 month) basis. As a result, the company has an EPS growth of 8.59% for the approaching year. The company net profit margin is 10.40% and gross profit margin is 92.60%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.84 earnings per share.

Henry Schein announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Monday, September 18th that authorizes the company to repurchase $400.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 6.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. The firm earned $2.87 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.88 billion. The stock was sold at an average price of $172.51, for a total value of $366,756.26. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

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HSIC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Robert W. Baird set a $95.00 target price on shares of Henry Schein and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Robert W. Baird lowered Henry Schein from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $176.00 to $164.00 in a research note on Friday, October 14th. BidaskClub lowered Henry Schein from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd.

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