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Taking On Challenges And Growing? – Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC)

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $74.82. The Henry Schein Inc. has recorded 53,020 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Henry Schein Hosts 26th Annual ‘Back to School’ Program, Helping Students Worldwide Start The School Year Successfully.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Medical Distribution industry segment, falling under the Healthcare sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $74.82 and fluctuated between $75.21 as its day high and $73.97 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Henry Schein Inc. is $9.81B. A total of 0.58 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 864.76K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, HSIC has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 840 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 30 BUYs and 66 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 255,693 shares during that period but sold 548,794.

In the most recent transaction, Brous David B Jr sold 11,157 shares of HSIC for 74.86 per share on Jun 12. After the transaction, the CEO, Strategic Business Group now owns 68,690 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 05, Siegel Walter sold 5,497 shares at 74.07 per share. HSIC shares that Sr. VP & Chief Legal Officer owns now total 35,737.

Among the insiders who sold shares, BRESLAWSKI JAMES P disposed of 24,234 shares on Jun 02 at a per-share price of $74.29. This resulted in the Vice Chairman, President holding 201,555 shares of HSIC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Ettinger Michael S sold 14,881 shares at $75.12 per share on May 24. Company shares held by the EVP & Chief Operating Officer now total 75,710.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HSIC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $82.84 with high estimates of $96.00 and low estimates of $69.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HSIC has a high of $89.72 and a low of $64.75.

As of this writing, HSIC has an earnings estimate of $1.32 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 12 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.35 per share and a lower estimate of $1.29. The company reported an EPS of $1.21 in the last quarter, which was -1.60% lower than expectations of $1.23.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. HSIC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $117.97M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.22B in debt and $2.31B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $27.20, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $4.06B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HSIC is Buy with a score of 3.11.

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