Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc reports that it raised its stake in Henry Schein Inc by 3,487 shares in a 13F filing with the SEC. The stock saw a rise in short interest of 8.45% between September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017. Henry Schein has a 12-month low of $142.64 and a 12-month high of $183.00.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of HSIC. Janus Capital Management LLC increased its position in Henry Schein by 16.5% in the second quarter. The return on assets stands at 7.9%, Return on Equity now is 19.2% and the Return on Investment value is 13.8%. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Henry Schein by 150.0% in the 2nd quarter. For the quarter, performance is at -21.51%. Trust Co. of Vermont lifted its stake in Henry Schein by 56.7% during the third quarter. The expected future growth in earnings per share ("EPS") is an incredibly important factor.in identifying an under-valued stock. The company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.90 by ($0.03). Finally, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. lifted its stake in shares of Henry Schein by 498.8% in the second quarter. The company holds 163.06 million outstanding shares and 154.93 million shares are floating in market. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 17,841 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,077,750.91. After a recent check, Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) to $204.00 indicating a possible upside of 0.12%. The company's stock had a trading volume of 3,486,128 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,880,000.
Now the return on equity is 19.20% and its debt to equity is 0.52. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,523.79, a P/E ratio of 18.81, a P/E/G ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.03.
Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th.
When it comes to earning per share the company is at 8.70% for the year with a projected 9.77% earning per share for the next year. Henry Schein had a return on equity of 19.71% and a net margin of 4.52%.
Earnings per share (EPS) the amount of income that "belongs" to each share of common stock.
Henry Schein announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, September 18th that permits the company to repurchase $400.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 6.3% of its shares through open market purchases. The stock was sold at an average price of $172.51, for a total value of $366,756.26. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.
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HSIC has been the topic of several analyst 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. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded Henry Schein from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Henry Schein from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The consensus target price is $171.80 with 5 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 1 firm rating the stock a buy, 8 firms rating the stock a hold, 0 firms rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 firms rating the stock a sell.