Hartford Investment Management Co. decreased its holdings in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 3.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 24,996 shares of the company’s stock after selling 970 shares during the period. Hartford Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Henry Schein were worth $2,125,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Select Equity Group L.P. increased its holdings in shares of Henry Schein by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Select Equity Group L.P. now owns 6,656,768 shares of the company’s stock worth $483,548,000 after purchasing an additional 180,228 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its holdings in shares of Henry Schein by 167.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,632,783 shares of the company’s stock worth $481,805,000 after acquiring an additional 4,151,179 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its holdings in shares of Henry Schein by 7.1% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,180,363 shares of the company’s stock worth $231,022,000 after acquiring an additional 209,562 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Henry Schein by 7.1% in the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 2,348,150 shares of the company’s stock worth $199,663,000 after acquiring an additional 156,490 shares during the period. Finally, Congress Asset Management Co. MA grew its holdings in shares of Henry Schein by 0.5% in the third quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA now owns 1,058,742 shares of the company’s stock worth $90,025,000 after acquiring an additional 5,520 shares during the period.

NASDAQ:HSIC opened at $84.63 on Wednesday. Henry Schein, Inc. has a 52-week low of $62.56 and a 52-week high of $90.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 0.70. The stock has a market cap of $13.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.62, a P/E/G ratio of 2.72 and a beta of 0.87.

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.02. Henry Schein had a return on equity of 20.40% and a net margin of 3.00%. The business had revenue of $3.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.37 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.87 earnings per share. Henry Schein’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Henry Schein, Inc. will post 4.12 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts recently commented on HSIC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Henry Schein from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. BidaskClub raised Henry Schein from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on Henry Schein from $76.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on Henry Schein from $83.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, Craig Hallum lifted their price objective on Henry Schein from $83.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Henry Schein currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.41.

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Henry Schein Profile

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