United Services Automobile Association raised its position in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 31.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 129,752 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 30,851 shares during the quarter. United Services Automobile Association owned about 0.09% of Henry Schein worth $10,188,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Henry Schein during the 4th quarter worth $29,000. Bruderman Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Henry Schein during the 4th quarter worth $39,000. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Henry Schein during the 4th quarter worth $45,000. Howe & Rusling Inc. boosted its position in shares of Henry Schein by 200.0% during the 4th quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 600 shares of the company’s stock worth $47,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Essex Savings Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Henry Schein during the 4th quarter worth $48,000.

In related news, Director Philip A. Laskawy sold 1,084 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.86, for a total value of $64,888.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 32,899 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,969,334.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Philip A. Laskawy sold 3,591 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.12, for a total transaction of $212,299.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.15% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have commented on HSIC shares. Piper Jaffray Companies restated an “overweight” rating and set a $96.00 target price on shares of Henry Schein in a research report on Thursday, November 29th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Henry Schein from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 18th. Robert W. Baird lowered shares of Henry Schein from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $76.60 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Henry Schein from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Finally, Evercore ISI lowered shares of Henry Schein from an “in-line” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $76.39 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, January 3rd. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $79.87.

Shares of Henry Schein stock traded up $0.26 on Friday, hitting $59.36. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 573,137 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,082,058. Henry Schein, Inc. has a 52-week low of $56.58 and a 52-week high of $91.35. The company has a quick ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.06 billion, a PE ratio of 14.37, a P/E/G ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.88.

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 20th. The company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.01. Henry Schein had a net margin of 4.06% and a return on equity of 19.86%. The business had revenue of $3.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.46 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.97 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts expect that Henry Schein, Inc. will post 3.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Henry Schein declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, December 13th that permits the company to repurchase $400.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 3.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

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Henry Schein Company Profile

Henry Schein, Inc provides health care products and services to dental practitioners and laboratories, 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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