Henry Schein Reaches New 52-Week High (HSIC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Henry Schein (Nasdaq: HSIC) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $83.55, above its previous 52-week high of $83.54 with 188,705 shares traded as of 2:40 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 445,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Henry Schein has a market cap of $7.27 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Henry Schein, Inc. distributes healthcare products and services primarily to office-based healthcare practitioners. It operates in two segments, Healthcare Distribution and Technology. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Henry Schein as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Henry Schein Ratings Report.

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