Jefferies Group LLC reiterated their hold rating on shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) in a report released on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a $177.00 price target on the stock.

A number of other brokerages have also commented on HSIC. Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on Henry Schein in a research report on Monday, June 12th. They set a neutral rating and a $200.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Henry Schein from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a hold rating and set a $160.00 price objective on shares of Henry Schein in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a hold rating on shares of Henry Schein in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Barrington Research raised their price objective on Henry Schein from $196.00 to $198.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Henry Schein presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $183.40.

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) traded up 0.26% on Friday, hitting $184.92. 273,667 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $183.79 and its 200-day moving average is $172.80. The company has a market cap of $14.67 billion, a PE ratio of 28.10 and a beta of 1.09. Henry Schein has a 52 week low of $146.23 and a 52 week high of $186.99.

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 9th. The company reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.11. Henry Schein had a return on equity of 19.74% and a net margin of 4.53%. The firm had revenue of $2.92 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.83 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.41 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Henry Schein will post $7.28 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, EVP Gerald A. Benjamin sold 12,578 shares of Henry Schein stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $175.10, for a total transaction of $2,202,407.80. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 44,061 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,715,081.10. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 1.27% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. SpiderRock Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Henry Schein during the first quarter valued at about $102,000. Westside Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Henry Schein during the first quarter valued at about $168,000. JNBA Financial Advisors purchased a new stake in shares of Henry Schein during the first quarter valued at about $170,000. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Henry Schein by 29.1% in the first quarter. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,097 shares of the company’s stock valued at $186,000 after buying an additional 247 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Van ECK Associates Corp raised its stake in shares of Henry Schein by 5.7% in the first quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 1,138 shares of the company’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.74% of the company’s stock.

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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