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.

HSIC was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 206, which equates to a potential upside of 11.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 160, which equates to a potential downside of -13.31 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.42 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.41 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

HSIC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 10.56 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.22 percent, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.