Aperio Group LLC increased its position in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 99.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 89,954 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 44,765 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC owned about 0.06% of Henry Schein worth $7,375,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel lifted its holdings in shares of Henry Schein by 0.5% in the second quarter. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel now owns 1,497 shares of the company’s stock valued at $274,000 after buying an additional 8 shares during the period. Intrust Bank NA lifted its holdings in shares of Henry Schein by 1.1% during the second quarter. Intrust Bank NA now owns 1,219 shares of the company’s stock valued at $223,000 after purchasing an additional 13 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its position in Henry Schein by 0.3% during the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 5,894 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,079,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the period. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its position in Henry Schein by 5.2% during the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 570 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 28 shares during the period. Finally, Sawtooth Solutions LLC raised its position in Henry Schein by 2.4% during the second quarter. Sawtooth Solutions LLC now owns 1,347 shares of the company’s stock valued at $247,000 after buying an additional 32 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 47.48% of the company’s stock.

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Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Henry Schein in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Northcoast Research upgraded 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. Robert W. Baird set a $95.00 price objective on Henry Schein and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on Henry Schein in a report on Thursday, September 21st. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $88.00 target price for the company. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $89.00 price target on shares of Henry Schein in a report on Thursday, October 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Henry Schein currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $93.77.

Shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) opened at $77.64 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 1.55. Henry Schein, Inc. has a 12 month low of $73.61 and a 12 month high of $93.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,275.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 1.03.

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.02. Henry Schein had a return on equity of 19.91% and a net margin of 4.59%. The firm had revenue of $3.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.05 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.82 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Henry Schein, Inc. will post 3.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Henry Schein announced that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Monday, September 18th that authorizes the company to repurchase $400.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 6.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, SVP Paul Rose sold 2,126 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $172.51, for a total transaction of $366,756.26. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 17,841 shares in the company, valued at $3,077,750.91. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.19% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Henry Schein

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC)

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