Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its holdings in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 3.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,000 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 110 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans’ holdings in Henry Schein were worth $549,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of HSIC. Lee Financial Co bought a new stake in Henry Schein in the second quarter valued at about $161,000. HM Payson & Co. bought a new stake in Henry Schein in the second quarter valued at about $204,000. Great Lakes Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Henry Schein in the second quarter valued at about $205,000. Wesbanco Bank Inc. bought a new stake in Henry Schein in the second quarter valued at about $205,000. Finally, Delta Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Henry Schein in the second quarter valued at about $209,000. 44.74% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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In related news, SVP Paul Rose sold 2,126 shares of Henry Schein stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 17,841 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,077,750.91. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ HSIC) opened at 80.93 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $82.72 and its 200 day moving average is $87.37. The company has a market capitalization of $12.80 billion, a PE ratio of 23.65 and a beta of 1.09. Henry Schein, Inc. has a 1-year low of $73.11 and a 1-year high of $93.50.

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

Henry Schein announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Monday, September 18th that authorizes the company to buyback $400.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 6.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Henry Schein from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Northcoast Research raised shares of Henry Schein from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub cut shares of Henry Schein from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $88.50 price objective on shares of Henry Schein in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Henry Schein in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Henry Schein presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.14.

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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