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Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13068.96. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Henry Schein, Inc. is 157.29 (with a change from open of -0.44%), this in conjunction with a target price of 176.3. Volume today has so far reached 228959, with an average volume of about 510.06. The GAP for this stock, is -0.29%.

The P/E ratio is 26.82, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 21.86. The current EPS for Henry Schein, Inc., is 5.91, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 4.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 0.16%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Henry Schein, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.25% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.27%. Quarter over quarter is 4.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 9.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 10.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 94.70%. Shares outstanding is 82.48, while shares float is at a value of 80.92. Float short for Henry Schein, Inc. is 3.41% and the short ratio is 5.42.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.24, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.32. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 28.10% and their operating margin is 6.70%. The profit margin is 4.40%.

Henry Schein, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.50%, and on investment, 14.10%. Return on equity is 16.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.38. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.18, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.38 and Price/cash is 205.49, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 25.42.

The simple moving averages are -3.64% and -5.66% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.05% and the 52 week low is 12.26%.

Henry Schein, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 157.29. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Medical Equipment Wholesale, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Henry Schein, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Equipment Wholesale industry means that Henry Schein, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -1.79%, with performance for the month coming to -1.02%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -12.68%, and for the half year the performance is 11.59%. Volatility for this week is 1.78% and for the month this is 1.58%.

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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