Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Wed 20 Feb (In 10 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $1.09 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $1.03 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 6.20%, a profit margin of 3.00% and a gross margin of 27.30%.
Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Most recently, on January 17th, 2019, UBS Initiated a Sell rating. Before that, on January 3rd, 2019, Evercore ISI Downgrade to Underperform. Robert W. Baird Downgrade a Neutral rating on January 2nd, 2019, Barrington Research Reiterated an Outperform rating on November 8th, 2018, and Edward Jones Downgrade a Sell rating on October 25th, 2018.
At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 151.15M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 8.94B. In the last trading day, 5,744,789 shares of Henry Schein, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 1.53M shares per day of trading.
If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$18.09 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -23.42% and a moving average of 75.54. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$20.33 (which is -25.58%) and the stock’s moving average was 77.52. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of HSIC changed by -$25.31 (which is -29.97%) and demonstrated a moving average of 79.67.
Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 54.24%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 54.24% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 52.43%. Using a similar metric, Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 75.33% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 64.42% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 66.76%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was -3.16 over the past 9 days, -3.38 over the past two weeks, and -4.32 in the last 20 days.
As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $59.15 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $91.35 and a low of $62.56. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.
The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 16,032,931 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 87,643 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 10.52% stake in Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC)’s shares.
Just in the most recent trading day, Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) experienced a high price of $62.45 and low point of $57.78. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 59.15 per share, following a loss of -$17.87, or -25.77% during the full day.