Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $92.23.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Henry Schein in a research note on Friday. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Henry Schein from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $87.50 target price on shares of Henry Schein in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Henry Schein from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Northcoast Research upgraded shares of Henry Schein from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th.

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Shares of Henry Schein (HSIC) opened at 82.88 on Friday. Henry Schein has a 52 week low of $82.16 and a 52 week high of $186.99. The firm has a market cap of $6.55 billion, a PE ratio of 12.11 and a beta of 1.10. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $170.49 and a 200-day moving average of $175.55.

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.02. Henry Schein had a net margin of 4.59% and a return on equity of 19.91%. The firm had revenue of $3.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.05 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.82 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Henry Schein will post $7.27 EPS for the current year.

In related news, SVP Paul Rose sold 2,126 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $172.51, for a total value of $366,756.26. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 17,841 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,077,750.91. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 1.27% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HSIC. Waldron LP purchased a new stake in Henry Schein during the first quarter valued at about $286,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Henry Schein by 14.1% during the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 128,257 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,799,000 after purchasing an additional 15,874 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Henry Schein by 0.6% during the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 85,131 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,470,000 after purchasing an additional 546 shares during the last quarter. Karp Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Henry Schein during the first quarter valued at about $7,401,000. Finally, Smith Salley & Associates lifted its holdings in Henry Schein by 10.9% during the first quarter. Smith Salley & Associates now owns 1,598 shares of the company’s stock valued at $272,000 after purchasing an additional 157 shares during the last quarter. 89.11% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Henry Schein Company Profile

Henry Schein, Inc is a provider of healthcare products and services primarily to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company operates through two segments: healthcare distribution, and technology and value-added services. The healthcare distribution segment distributes consumable products, small equipment, laboratory products, large equipment, equipment repair services, branded and generic pharmaceuticals, vaccines, surgical products, diagnostic tests, infection-control products and vitamins.

Analyst Recommendations for Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC)

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