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.

Several price targets were given for HSIC by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 206, implying potential capital gains of 11.61 percent. The lowest price target was 160, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HSIC to grow at a rate of 10.56 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of HSIC is 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.