How to buy Henry Schein shares

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Henry Schein, Inc (HSIC) is a leading medical distribution business based in the US. Henry Schein is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 19,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Henry Schein

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: HSIC in this case.
  5. Research Henry Schein shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Henry Schein shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Henry Schein share price

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Henry Schein shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$41.85 - $74.89
50-day moving average $69.1203
200-day moving average $65.0753
Wall St. target price$74.21
PE ratio 16.9063
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.089
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
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£119.88
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
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Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
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£100
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
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£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
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£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
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No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
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£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
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Penfold
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4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
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0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
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Is it a good time to buy Henry Schein stock?

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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 17x. In other words, Henry Schein shares trade at around 17x 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 2.3497. 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 $766.5 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 $9.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6%
Gross profit TTM $3.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.84%
Return on equity TTM 15.56%
Profit margin 6.14%
Book value $22.149
Market capitalisation $9.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Henry Schein shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "HSIC.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 4.6 million Henry Schein shares held short by investors – that's known as Henry Schein's "short interest". This figure is 12% down from 5.3 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 789919.28327645). Henry Schein's SIR currently stands at 5.86. In other words for every 100,000 Henry Schein shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5860 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 0.0422% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Henry Schein shares, roughly 42 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly 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 01/01/2019) 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. A high-profile company, 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. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Henry Schein's shares ever split?

Henry Schein's shares were split on a 1275:1000 basis on 8 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 $41.85 up to $74.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HSIC.US volatility(beta: 0.82)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 0.8241. This would suggest that Henry Schein's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Henry Schein overview

Henry Schein, Inc., a solutions company for health care professionals, provides health care products and services to office-based 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, 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. Henry Schein, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.

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