Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC) Raised by Leerink Swann

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) – Equities research analysts at Leerink Swann raised their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Henry Schein in a report issued on Wednesday, April 4th. Leerink Swann analyst D. Larsen now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.96 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.95. Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $75.00 target price on the stock.

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Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. The company reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97. Henry Schein had a return on equity of 19.70% and a net margin of 3.26%. The firm had revenue of $3.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.30 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.94 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Henry Schein from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Barclays started coverage on Henry Schein in a report on Thursday, March 8th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $71.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Henry Schein from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Bank of America started coverage on Henry Schein in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $76.00 target price for the company. Finally, Barrington Research restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Henry Schein in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $82.31.

Shares of HSIC stock opened at $66.78 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. Henry Schein has a fifty-two week low of $62.56 and a fifty-two week high of $93.50. The company has a market capitalization of $10,465.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.55, a P/E/G ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 1.05.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of HSIC. Captrust Financial Advisors purchased a new stake in Henry Schein in the fourth quarter worth $141,000. Advisory Services Network LLC grew its stake in Henry Schein by 430.1% in the fourth quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 2,099 shares of the company’s stock worth $147,000 after purchasing an additional 1,703 shares during the period. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in Henry Schein by 100.0% in the fourth quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $168,000 after purchasing an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Ford Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Henry Schein in the fourth quarter worth $182,000. Finally, Cetera Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Henry Schein in the third quarter worth $205,000. 98.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc provides health care products and services to dental practitioners and laboratories, animal health clinics, physician practices, government, institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care clinics worldwide. It operates through two segments, Health Care Distribution, and Technology and Value-Added Services.

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