Press coverage about Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) has trended positive on Tuesday, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Henry Schein earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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HSIC has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Gabelli raised Henry Schein from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $208.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. Evercore ISI lifted their price objective on Henry Schein from $160.00 to $178.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. Craig Hallum initiated coverage on Henry Schein in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Deutsche Bank AG initiated coverage on Henry Schein in a research report on Wednesday, March 15th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $174.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $165.00 price objective on shares of Henry Schein in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Henry Schein currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $180.84.

Shares of Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) traded down 0.69% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $167.70. The stock had a trading volume of 311,628 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.09 and a beta of 1.02. Henry Schein has a 1-year low of $146.23 and a 1-year high of $183.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $170.63 and its 200 day moving average is $160.42.

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 21st. The company reported $1.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.03. Henry Schein had a net margin of 4.40% and a return on equity of 18.15%. The company earned $3.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.08 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.67 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Henry Schein will post $7.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Henry Schein news, EVP Mark E. Mlotek sold 5,559 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $170.98, for a total transaction of $950,477.82. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 40,426 shares in the company, valued at $6,912,037.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Paul Rose sold 6,821 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $173.24, for a total transaction of $1,181,670.04. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 24,674 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,274,523.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 67,670 shares of company stock valued at $11,650,932 over the last quarter. 1.27% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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