Analyst Ratings for Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for HSIC last month.

6 analysts declared HSIC a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HSIC. The highest price target was 206, implying a possible profit of 11.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 160, implying a possible loss of -13.31 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.42 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.41 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

HSIC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 10.56 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HSIC has a PEG ratio of 2.66.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HSIC hit 186.99 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 146.23. Today's price is 26.22 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.3 percent lower than its 52-week high. HSIC has a P/E ratio of 28.07. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HSIC value stock report compares HSIC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.66 billion. HSIC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.