Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC): Today's Featured Wholesale Winner

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Henry Schein ( HSIC) pushed the Wholesale industry higher today making it today's featured wholesale winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Henry Schein rose $1.74 (1.5%) to $115.22 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 836,089 shares of Henry Schein exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 357,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $112.80-$115.35 after having opened the day at $113.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.48. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that increased today were: Huttig Building Products ( HBPI), up 9.9%, HD Supply Holdings ( HDS), up 6.3%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 5.3% and DXP ( DXPE), up 4.5%.

Henry Schein, Inc. distributes health care products and services primarily to office-based dental, medical, and animal health care practitioners. It operates in two segments, Health Care Distribution and Technology and Value-Added Services. Henry Schein has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 41.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Henry Schein a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Henry Schein as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Speed Commerce ( SPDC), down 4.0%, VOXX International ( VOXX), down 3.2%, Forward Industries ( FORD), down 3.1% and Global Partners ( GLP), down 3.0% , were all laggards within the wholesale industry with AmerisourceBergen ( ABC) being today's wholesale industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the wholesale industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the wholesale industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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