Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Boosts Position in Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 0.1% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 308,303 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 280 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Henry Schein were worth $46,776,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in HSIC. Coconut Grove Bank raised its stake in shares of Henry Schein by 1.2% in the third quarter. Coconut Grove Bank now owns 1,255 shares of the company’s stock worth $204,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. FineMark National Bank & Trust raised its stake in shares of Henry Schein by 3.3% in the third quarter. FineMark National Bank & Trust now owns 651 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 21 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Henry Schein by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 2,576 shares of the company’s stock worth $391,000 after buying an additional 21 shares during the period. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. raised its stake in shares of Henry Schein by 1.8% in the third quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 2,104 shares of the company’s stock worth $343,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the period. Finally, Pitcairn Co. raised its stake in shares of Henry Schein by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 1,997 shares of the company’s stock worth $303,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the period. 90.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC)

Shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) opened at 171.41 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $13.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.69 and a beta of 1.02. Henry Schein, Inc. has a 52 week low of $146.23 and a 52 week high of $183.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $168.06 and its 200-day moving average is $159.48.

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

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A number of brokerages have issued reports on HSIC. Gabelli raised shares of Henry Schein from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $208.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 10th. Leerink Swann set a $183.00 price target on shares of Henry Schein and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG began coverage on shares of Henry Schein in a report on Wednesday, March 15th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $174.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $165.00 price target on shares of Henry Schein in a report on Tuesday, February 28th. Finally, Northcoast Research lowered shares of Henry Schein from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 6th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $180.84.

In other Henry Schein news, Director Philip A. Laskawy sold 1,103 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $171.51, for a total value of $189,175.53. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 13,872 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,379,186.72. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Paul Rose sold 6,821 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $173.24, for a total value of $1,181,670.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 24,674 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,274,523.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 48,401 shares of company stock valued at $8,341,987 in the last three months. 1.27% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Henry Schein Company Profile

Henry Schein, Inc is a provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company’s segments include healthcare distribution, and technology and value-added services. The healthcare distribution segment aggregates its global dental, animal health and medical operating segments.

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