NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Dentsply Sirona  (XRAY - Get Report)  were lower in late-afternoon trading on Thursday, ahead of the company's 2016 second-quarter results, due out before Friday's market open. 

The York, PA-based dental equipment maker is expected to report earnings of 70 cents per share on revenues of $1.03 billion. Last year, the company posted earnings of 73 cents per share on revenues of $698 million for the same quarter. 

The company should benefit from the unsaturated dental equipment market, Zacks.com reports. 

Downside risks include an unfavorable foreign exchange rate and a need to spend money on product development despite a decline in sales, Zacks.com said. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

TheStreet Ratings team rates Dentsply Sirona as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that the team rates. 

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