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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 407.36, and so far today it has a volume of 120736. Performance year to date since the 11/3/1995 is 14.41%.

To help you determine whether Henry Schein, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 30.94 and forward P/E is 24.64. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Henry Schein, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.73. P/S ratio is 1.35 and the P/B ratio is 5.07. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 205.5 and 33.2 respectively.

At the current price Henry Schein, Inc. is trading at, 180.47 (-0.28% 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 5.85, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.80% after growing 4.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.60%, and 10.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 81.3, and the number of shares float is 81.18. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.10%, and institutional ownership is at 94.10%. The float short is 3.44%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.86. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.70%, and also a return on investment of 14.10%.

The ability for Henry Schein, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.23 and total debt/equity is 0.38. In terms of margins, Henry Schein, Inc. has a gross margin of 28.30%, with its operating margin at 6.90%, and Henry Schein, Inc. has a profit margin of 4.50%.

The 52 week high is -1.38%, with 43.04% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.18% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.06%.

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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