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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HSIC. The maximum price target given was 206, implying potential capital gains of 11.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 160, implying potential capital losses of -13.31 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.42 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

The growth rate of HSIC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 10.56 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 last 52-weeks, HSIC has achieved a high of 186.99 and a low of 146.23. Today's price is 26.22 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.3 percent below the 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 market cap of HSIC is $14.66 billion. HSIC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.