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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC

Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Medical Equipment Wholesale in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC  has a market cap of 13396.39. Since its IPO date on the 11/3/1995, Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC performance year to date is 3.53%. Today Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC has gained 0.71%, with a current price of 163.77.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 7.50%, with return on investment at 14.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.24. While Total debt/equity is 0.32. With a profit margin of 4.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 28.10%, and operating margin of 6.70%. Henry Schein, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC has seen a EPS growth of 4.80%. A performance for the year of 27.45%. The 52-week high is -10.51%, and the 52-week low is 28.79%. The average volume for Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC is 502800.

With a target price of 175.11, can Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC. Henry Schein, Inc. has a P/E of 27.72 and a forward P/E of 22.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.46. Henry Schein, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.2 and 4.53 respectively. For P/cash, Henry Schein, Inc. has a value of 210.64, while it is 26.05 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 163.77, Henry Schein, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 16.80%.

Looking more long-term Henry Schein, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.27%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.13% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.80% for this year and for the last five years a 10.30% growth has been seen.

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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