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Henry Schein Inc (NASDAQ:HSIC) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend

14 January 2018

For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown -8.5%, while the company's earnings per share has grown -32.3%. The institutional investor held 11,200 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.93 million, up from 2,750 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc who had been investing in Henry Schein Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.75B market cap company. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 1,484 shares of the company's stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 742 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Henry Schein (HSIC) traded up $1.54 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $74.84.

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report released on Thursday, January 4th. It has underperformed by 12.65% the S&P500.

Anchorage Capital Group Llc increased its stake in Civitas Solutions Inc (CIVI) by 78.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lmm Llc bought 452,965 shares as the company's stock declined 36.72% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 43,114 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.62M, down from 113,551 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Matthews Intl Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.66 billion market cap company.

Henry Schein announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Monday, September 18th that allows the company to repurchase $400.00 million in shares. It has underperformed by 3.98% the S&P500. They expect $0.44 earnings per share, up 46.67% or $0.14 from last year's $0.3 per share. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Ford Motor Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.33% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2.

Ever wonder how investors predict positive share price momentum? 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. Cetera Lc has invested 0.01% in The Kroger Co. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. It also reduced its holding in Check Point Software Tech Lt (NASDAQ:CHKP) by 8,708 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 413,825 shares, and cut its stake in Inter Parfums Inc (NASDAQ:IPAR). Parsec Inc owns 73,825 shares. AXA now owns 101,768 shares of the company's stock valued at $8,344,000 after acquiring an additional 52,184 shares during the last quarter. De Burlo Grp holds 49,920 shares. The Price to Book ratio for Henry Schein, Inc. (NYSE:KR). Johnson Fincl Gru holds 0.24% or 89,476 shares. Monarch Capital Mngmt holds 0.09% or 2,804 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:KR) for 103,938 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 0.02% invested in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Banque Pictet Cie stated it has 6,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Delta Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company Tn, a Tennessee-based fund reported 154 shares. Parkside Bancorp Trust has 273 shares. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$93.5 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$65.28. Matthews International had 7 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Suntrust Robinson initiated The Kroger Co. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 14 to "Neutral". (NASDAQ:HSIC) earned "Overweight" rating by PiperJaffray on Friday, September 15. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, July 20 report. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research on Monday, June 5 with "Hold". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, July 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock is a Buy among 14 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Bernstein. Citigroup maintained The Kroger Co. Piper Jaffray maintained Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on Monday, October 16 with "Buy" rating. On Tuesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". The stock of The Kroger Co. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Piper Jaffray.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $446,327 activity.

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Investors sentiment increased to 7.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.35 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 47 investors sold HSIC shares while 15 reduced holdings. 279.70 million shares or 306.41% more from 68.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Causeway Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 1.63% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) for 5.73 million shares. Pggm has 356,360 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt now owns 5,313,980 shares of the company's stock worth $435,693,000 after buying an additional 2,806,990 shares during the period. Argi Investment Ser Ltd reported 15,465 shares. Advisory Limited Co owns 396 shares. Jefferies maintained Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 25,890 shares. Boston Limited Com accumulated 1.55 million shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys holds 445,878 shares. Rench Wealth accumulated 153,181 shares. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Tirschwell & Loewy Incorporated holds 2.47% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) or 9,742 shares. (NYSE:V). Newman Dignan Sheerar reported 0.52% stake. Security National Trust accumulated 5,290 shares or 0.14% of the stock.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on HSIC shares.

Mercer Capital Advisers owns 300 shares or 0.02% of their U.S. portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW) by 19,425 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 604,891 shares, and cut its stake in United Parcel Service Inc Class B (NYSE:UPS).

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $366,756 activity.

Among 19 analysts covering Henry Schein Inc.

Ratings analysis reveals 58% of Henry Schein Inc.'s analysts are positive. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Llc holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. HSIC was included in 42 notes of analysts from July 31, 2015. Toronto Dominion Commercial Bank accumulated 172,888 shares or 0.02% of the stock. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22. Credit Suisse has "Hold" rating and $80.0 target. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 459,300 shares. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Hold" on Thursday, November 9. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

In related news, Director Barry J. Alperin sold 5,796 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by RBC Capital Markets.