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Henry Schein, Inc (HSIC) is a leading medical distribution business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$78.71 after a previous close of US$78.58. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD78.5101 to a high of USD78.99. The latest price was USD78.9 (25 minute delay). Henry Schein is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Henry Schein

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Henry Schein. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: HSIC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Henry Schein reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$77.9, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Henry Schein, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Henry Schein. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Henry Schein share price

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Henry Schein shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$78.71
HighUS$78.99
LowUS$78.5101
CloseUS$78.9
Previous closeUS$78.58
Change US$0.32
Change % 0.4072%
Volume 429,811
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$54.25 - US$83.45
50-day moving average US$77.1291
200-day moving average US$70.1737
Target priceUS$82.07
PE ratio 25.6044
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.069

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Is it a good time to buy Henry Schein stock?

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Henry Schein price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $78.9

1 month (2021-05-12) 0.34%
3 months (2021-03-12) 17.43%
6 months (2020-12-11) 12.79%
1 year (2020-06-12) 39.33%
2 years (2019-06-12) 10.15%
3 years (2018-06-12) 37.93%
5 years (2016-06-10) -43.57%

Is Henry Schein under- or over-valued?

Valuing Henry Schein stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Henry Schein's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Henry Schein's P/E ratio

Henry Schein's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Henry Schein shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Henry Schein's PEG ratio

Henry Schein's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4443. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Henry Schein's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Henry Schein's EBITDA

Henry Schein's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$788.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Henry Schein's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Henry Schein financials

Revenue TTM US$10.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.66%
Gross profit TTM US$2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.91%
Return on equity TTM 11.04%
Profit margin 4.14%
Book value 23.765
Market capitalisation US$11.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Henry Schein shares

There are currently 3.1 million Henry Schein shares held short by investors – that's known as Henry Schein's "short interest". This figure is 17.4% down from 3.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Henry Schein shares can be evaluated.

Henry Schein's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Henry Schein's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Henry Schein shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Henry Schein shares traded daily (recently around 882222.85714286). Henry Schein's SIR currently stands at 3.5. In other words for every 100,000 Henry Schein shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3500 shares are currently held short.

However Henry Schein's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Henry Schein shares, or, against the total number of tradable Henry Schein shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Henry Schein's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Henry Schein shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0315% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Henry Schein shares, roughly 32 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Henry Schein.

Find out more about how you can short Henry Schein stock.

Henry Schein's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Henry Schein.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Henry Schein's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 12.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Henry Schein's overall score of 12.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Henry Schein is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Henry Schein's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.15/100

Henry Schein's environmental score of 3.15 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Henry Schein is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Henry Schein's social score

Social score: 3.68/100

Henry Schein's social score of 3.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Henry Schein is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Henry Schein's governance score

Governance score: 4.07/100

Henry Schein's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Henry Schein is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Henry Schein's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Henry Schein scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Henry Schein has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Henry Schein, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 12.4
Total ESG percentile 8.86
Environmental score 3.15
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 3.68
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 4.07
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Henry Schein share dividends

We're not expecting Henry Schein to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Henry Schein's shares ever split?

Henry Schein's shares were split on a 1275:1000 basis on 7 February 2019. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1275 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Henry Schein shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 21.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Henry Schein shares which in turn could have impacted Henry Schein's share price.

Henry Schein share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Henry Schein's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$54.25 up to US$83.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HSIC.US volatility(beta: 0.86)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Henry Schein's is 0.8609. This would suggest that Henry Schein's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Henry Schein overview

Henry Schein, Inc. provides health care products and services to dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices, government, institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care clinics worldwide. It operates in two segments, Health Care Distribution, and Technology and Value-Added Services. The Health Care Distribution segment offers dental products, including infection-control products, handpieces, preventatives, impression materials, composites, anesthetics, teeth, dental implants, gypsum, acrylics, articulators, abrasives, dental chairs, delivery units and lights, X-ray supplies and equipment, personal protective equipment, and high-tech and digital restoration equipment, as well as equipment repair services. This segment also provides medical products comprising branded and generic pharmaceuticals, vaccines, surgical products, diagnostic tests, infection-control products, X-ray products, equipment, and vitamins. The Technology and Value-Added Services segment offers software, technology, and other value-added services that include practice management software systems for dental and medical practitioners. This segment also provides value-added practice solutions, which comprise financial services on a non-recourse basis, e-services, practice technology, network, and hardware services, as well as continuing education services for practitioners, and consulting and other services. Henry Schein, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.

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