Analyst Stock Ratings: Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC), Halliburton Company

Ashfield Capital Partners Llc bought 38,704 shares as the company's stock rose 5.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.49 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $204.41 million, up from 1.25M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Whalerock Point Partners Llc who had been investing in Bank Of America Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $325.33 billion market cap company. 1,045,507 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,700,000. About 5.59M shares traded. Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) has risen 23.62% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.10% the S&P500.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Henry Schein Inc (HSIC) by 96.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 570 shares of the company's stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 154,845 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $22.01M, up from 151,115 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 $11.75 billion market cap company.

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 9.3 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 6.3 percent. It has underperformed by 12.65% the S&P500. The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. Therefore 47% are positive. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Northcoast given on Tuesday, December 6. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of HSIC in report on Tuesday, January 3 to "Outperform" rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Underperform" on Thursday, January 5. (NASDAQ:HSIC) rating on Tuesday, January 10. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by Wedbush. They presently have a $78.00 target price on the stock.

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Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $3.55 million activity. 10,400 shares were sold by CRANSTON MARY B, worth $1.07 million. About 652,394 shares traded.

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The software company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.10. Moreover, State Of Wisconsin Inv Board has 1.25% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 3.25 million shares. (NYSE:PF).

Mercer Capital Advisers owns 300 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.04, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 94 investors sold KR shares while 232 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. Washington-based Cornerstone Advsrs has invested 0.04% in Intuit Inc. (NYSE:V). Amer Retail Bank owns 70,764 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) Ltd has 0.02% invested in Intuit Inc. Kentucky Retirement reported 0.06% stake. Gam Ag holds 0.02% or 5,940 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Quantbot Tech LP has 1.41% invested in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Thrivent Finance For Lutherans has 678,500 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. (NYSE:V) for 15,715 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD). Moreover, North Point Portfolio Managers Corp Oh has 3.08% invested in the company for 222,608 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky invested 0.01% in Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ:MATW). Virtus Inv Advisers Inc accumulated 695 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.15 in Q3 2017. Its up 5.99, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. 31 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 279.70 million shares or 306.41% more from 68.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pinnacle Financial Prns stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). (NASDAQ:HSIC). Stevens Cap Lp has 46,478 shares. 101,353 are held by Renaissance Lc. D E Shaw has 97,561 shares. Stelac Advisory Services Limited Liability Company stated it has 3,875 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:HSIC) rating on Friday, October 20. It also increased its holding in Walker & Dunlop Inc (NYSE:WD) by 43,939 shares in the quarter, for a total of 264,183 shares, and has risen its stake in Emergent Biosolutions Inc (NYSE:EBS). Central Savings Bank & invested in 0.01% or 1,084 shares. 16,107 are held by Advantus Cap Management. Rampart Investment Mngmt Lc invested 0.06% in Henry Schein, Inc. Stephens Management Ltd owns 0.09% invested in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). The New York-based Blackrock has invested 0.05% in Henry Schein, Inc. Great Lakes Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Henry Schein during the second quarter valued at approximately $205,000. Glg Limited Liability Corporation owns 9,374 shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 18 shares. 60,185 were reported by Toronto Dominion Financial Bank.

Green Valley Investors Llc, which manages about $2.05 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 12,506 shares to 442,762 shares, valued at $86.72M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Infrareit Inc by 42,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 45,180 shares, and cut its stake in Eastgroup Properties Inc (NYSE:EGP). Henry Schein had a return on equity of 19.71% and a net margin of 4.52%. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 58% are positive. Henry Schein Inc. had 42 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Henry Schein, Inc. The stock of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Credit Suisse has "Hold" rating and $80.0 target. On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with "Buy". The company has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $84.23. Barrington Research maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, February 22 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Hold" on Tuesday, August 8.

Henry Schein, Inc is a provider of healthcare products and services primarily to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. (NASDAQ:HSIC) earned "Underweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 6. As per Tuesday, October 11, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. Baird set a $95.00 price objective on Henry Schein and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th.

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