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 a possible profit of 11.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 160, implying potential capital losses 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.42 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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.

HSIC has a 52-week high of 186.99 and a 52-week low of 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 price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.