Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 5.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 220,085 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 11,625 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC owned about 0.14% of Henry Schein worth $15,380,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Captrust Financial Advisors bought a new stake in Henry Schein during the fourth quarter valued at about $141,000. Paloma Partners Management Co boosted its holdings in Henry Schein by 110.9% during the fourth quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 3,993 shares of the company’s stock valued at $279,000 after acquiring an additional 40,647 shares during the period. Avenir Corp bought a new stake in Henry Schein during the fourth quarter valued at about $21,451,000. Empire Life Investments Inc. boosted its holdings in Henry Schein by 31.5% during the fourth quarter. Empire Life Investments Inc. now owns 73,938 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,167,000 after acquiring an additional 17,709 shares during the period. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP boosted its holdings in Henry Schein by 129.9% during the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 1,586,886 shares of the company’s stock valued at $110,892,000 after acquiring an additional 896,638 shares during the period. 98.54% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
NASDAQ HSIC opened at $67.21 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 1.45 and a quick ratio of 0.76. Henry Schein, Inc. has a twelve month low of $62.56 and a twelve month high of $93.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,329.79, a P/E ratio of 18.67, a P/E/G ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.09.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Henry Schein from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Henry Schein in a report on Thursday, March 8th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $71.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Henry Schein from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Henry Schein in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $76.00 price target for the company. Finally, Leerink Swann set a $75.00 price target on shares of Henry Schein and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Henry Schein presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $82.31.
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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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