The institutional investor held 324,400 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.60 million, up from 153,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Henry Schein Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.51 billion market cap company. (NASDAQ:HSIC) traded up $1.54 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $74.84. 1,251,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,327,387. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has risen 4.05% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.65% the S&P500.
New Amsterdam Partners Llc decreased its stake in Apollo Global Mgmt Llc Cl A (APO) by 14.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc bought 35,723 shares as the company's stock declined 6.70% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Stephen C. Freidheim held 7.71M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $187.12 million, down from 9.10 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aviva Plc who had been investing in Intuit for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.06B market cap company. Lee Financial Co now owns 1,756 shares of the company's stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 878 shares in the last quarter. About 15,209 shares traded or 140.65% up from the average. (NASDAQ:HSIC) rating on Tuesday, January 10. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. (NYSE:V). Moreover, Fragasso Group has 0.46% invested in Visa Inc. HSIC's profit will be $152.24 million for 19.29 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. The company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.90 by ($0.03).
Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 1.55.
Ever wonder how investors predict positive share price momentum? Wexford Cap Limited Partnership has invested 0.35% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Ls Invest Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD). (NYSE:KR). Glob X Co Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 10,113 shares. Montecito Commercial Bank And Tru holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. Federated Invsts Inc Pa reported 3,727 shares. (NYSE:V) or 28,156 shares. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 2,600 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt stated it has 3,090 shares. Ameritas Invest Prns Inc has 0.03% invested in Henry Schein, Inc. Hudock Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Com invested in 0.02% or 440 shares. (NYSE:V) for 15,715 shares. Sawgrass Asset Management Lc accumulated 0.5% or 124,432 shares. Parkside Bancorp Trust has 273 shares.
Among 5 analysts covering Maiden Holdings (NASDAQ:MHLD), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Henry Schein has a 1 year low of $65.28 and a 1 year high of $93.50. Matthews International had 7 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 5. (NASDAQ:HSIC) on Monday, September 12 with "Buy" rating. Barrington Research maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $196 target in Wednesday, February 22 report. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research on Monday, June 5 with "Hold". On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with "Buy". The stock is a Buy among 14 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. The rating was initiated by UBS on Thursday, October 6 with "Buy". BMO Capital Markets maintained Ally Financial Inc. The stock of The Kroger Co. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, September 27.
Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $446,327 activity.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.86607, the 3 month is 0.91045, and the 1 month is now 1.08096. It improved, as 47 investors sold HSIC shares while 15 reduced holdings.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company.
Alkeon Capital Management Llc, which manages about $5.66 billion and $13.53B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 10,000 shares to 2.05 million shares, valued at $184.29 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Pggm has 356,360 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Moreover, North Point Portfolio Managers Corp Oh has 3.08% invested in the company for 222,608 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD). Advisory Limited Co owns 396 shares.
Shares of Henry Schein, Inc. California Public Employees Retirement Sys holds 445,878 shares. Mackenzie accumulated 7,116 shares. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 0.13% in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Stevens Cap Lp has 46,478 shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands accumulated 37,000 shares. Royal Bank of Canada assumed coverage on shares of Henry Schein in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th.
Green Valley Investors Llc, which manages about $2.05 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Praxair Inc (NYSE:PX) by 8,616 shares to 297,611 shares, valued at $41.59M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 38,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 116,226 shares, and has risen its stake in Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX).
Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $366,756 activity. The forecast of 4 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. (NASDAQ:HSIC), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold.
Ratings analysis reveals 58% of Henry Schein Inc.'s analysts are positive. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Fic Capital reported 0.37% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. Colony Gp Limited Co has invested 0.14% in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) on Tuesday, August 8 with "Hold" rating. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $89.0 target. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of HSIC in report on Tuesday, August 8 with "Hold" rating. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Henry Schein from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna.
In related news, Director Barry J. Alperin sold 5,796 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL bought a new position in shares of Henry Schein during the second quarter valued at $32,832,000. (NASDAQ:HSIC) rating on Friday, September 15.