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Is Henry Schein, Inc.(NASDAQ: HSIC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/3/1995. Henry Schein, Inc. is in the Medical Equipment Wholesale industry and Services sector. Average volume for Henry Schein, Inc., is 480.68, and so far today it has a volume of 395000. Performance year to date since the 11/3/1995 is 3.75%.

To help you determine whether Henry Schein, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.78 and forward P/E is 22.7. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Henry Schein, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.46. P/S ratio is 1.2 and the P/B ratio is 4.53. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 209.38 and 25.9 respectively.

At the current price Henry Schein, Inc. is trading at, 164.12 (-0.18% today), Henry Schein, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.91, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.01% after growing 4.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 4.10%, and 9.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 81.14, and the number of shares float is 80.91. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.10%, and institutional ownership is at 94.60%. The float short is 2.93%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.94. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.50%, and also a return on investment of 14.10%.

The ability for Henry Schein, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.24 and total debt/equity is 0.32. In terms of margins, Henry Schein, Inc. has a gross margin of 28.10%, with its operating margin at 6.70%, and Henry Schein, Inc. has a profit margin of 4.40%.

The 52 week high is -10.32%, with 29.07% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.46% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.09%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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