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Morning Stock Stories: Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC)

Today’s top gainers include the company Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) which is in the industry Medical Equipment Wholesale, gaining 1.43% today. In the last week its performance is 0.37%, and 5.86% for the past quarter. Currently, Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC has a target price of 183.77, so today’s gain of 1.43% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.11%.

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), has a market cap of 14.11 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.90%, and institutional ownership is 96.20%.

At the current price of 177.05, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 183.77. This is with a profit margin of 4.50%, and total debt/equity of 0.5. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has a P/E of 26.9, as well as a forward P/E of 22.02.

With a current EPS of 6.58, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.56%,Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 9.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 10.01%.

Performance for the year is 3.57%. Since its IPO date on 11/03/1995, the total performance to date is 16.70%.

Volume today for Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), is 554390, while its average volume is 428.24. Whilst the total gain today was 1.43%, it did have a day high of -2.98%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.14%, and 1.32% for the month. The 52-week low for Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC has been 21.08%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.25%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 13.80%, and its return on assets is 8.00%. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has an operating margin of 6.70%. With a sales growth of 7.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Henry Schein, Inc., HSIC is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.25, and has a current ratio of 1.5 and 0.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Henry Schein, Inc.? Well its PEG is 2.69, and the P/S is 1.2, along with a P/B of 5.01. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 224.28.

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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