Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC) Earns Hold Rating from Credit Suisse Group

Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, July 13th. They currently have a $160.00 price target on the stock.

HSIC has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Henry Schein from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $204.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on shares of Henry Schein in a research note on Monday, June 12th. They issued a neutral rating and a $200.00 price target for the company. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Henry Schein from $174.00 to $178.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Craig Hallum began coverage on shares of Henry Schein in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. They set a hold rating on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG began coverage on shares of Henry Schein in a report on Wednesday, March 15th. They set a hold rating and a $174.00 price objective on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Henry Schein currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $185.56.

Henry Schein (HSIC) traded up 1.95% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $170.58. 628,242 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $181.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $175.01. Henry Schein has a one year low of $146.23 and a one year high of $186.99. The firm has a market cap of $13.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.93 and a beta of 1.09.

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.73 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 analysts’ expectations of $3.05 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.64 earnings per share. Henry Schein’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Henry Schein will post $7.28 EPS for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SpiderRock Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Henry Schein during the first quarter worth about $102,000. Lee Financial Co bought a new position in Henry Schein during the second quarter worth $161,000. Westside Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in Henry Schein during the first quarter worth $168,000. JNBA Financial Advisors bought a new position in Henry Schein during the first quarter worth $170,000. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Henry Schein by 150.0% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $183,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. 90.87% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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.

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