NASDAQ:PDCO - Patterson Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $22.74 -0.53 (-2.28 %) (As of 12/14/2018 06:08 AM ET)Previous Close$23.27Today's Range$22.65 - $23.375052-Week Range$20.22 - $38.52Volume1.08 million shsAverage Volume1.83 million shsMarket Capitalization$2.21 billionP/E Ratio13.54Dividend Yield4.47%Beta1.05 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Patterson Companies, Inc. distributes and sells dental and animal health products in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through Dental and Animal Health segments. The company's Dental segment offers consumable products, such as infection control, restorative materials, hand instruments, and sterilization products; basic and advanced technology dental equipment; patient education systems; and office forms and stationery. This segment also develops and sells technology solutions, such as practice management software and e-commerce solutions. In addition, it offers a range of related services, including software and design, maintenance and repair, and equipment financing services. The company's Animal Health segment distributes animal health products, such as pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, prescription and non-prescription diets, nutritionals, consumable supplies, equipment, and software to veterinarians, producers, and retailers under the Aspen, First Companion, and Patterson Veterinary brands. This segment also offers a range of value-added services to animal health customers. Patterson Companies, Inc. serves dentists, laboratories, institutions, other healthcare professionals, veterinarians, other animal health professionals, production animal operators, and animal health product retailers. The company was formerly known as Patterson Dental Company and changed its name to Patterson Companies, Inc. in June 2004. Patterson Companies, Inc. was founded in 1877 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. Receive PDCO News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for PDCO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Medical & hospital equipment Sub-IndustryHealth Care Distributors SectorMedical Current SymbolNASDAQ:PDCO Previous Symbol CUSIP70339510 Webwww.pattersoncompanies.com Phone651-686-1600 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.51 Current Ratio1.76 Quick Ratio0.94 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.54 Forward P/E Ratio15.90 P/E Growth2.91 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.47 billion Price / Sales0.40 Cash Flow$2.4852 per share Price / Cash Flow9.15 Book Value$15.33 per share Price / Book1.48 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.68 Net Income$200.97 million Net Margins2.80% Return on Equity8.78% Return on Assets3.72% Miscellaneous Employees7,700 Outstanding Shares94,950,000Market Cap$2.21 billion OptionableOptionable Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) Frequently Asked Questions What is Patterson Companies' stock symbol? Patterson Companies trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PDCO." How often does Patterson Companies pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Patterson Companies? Patterson Companies announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, December 11th. Investors of record on Friday, January 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, January 25th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.57%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 10th. View Patterson Companies' Dividend History. How will Patterson Companies' stock buyback program work? Patterson Companies declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, March 14th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Patterson Companies' earnings last quarter? Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December, 6th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. The firm earned $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.42 billion. Patterson Companies had a return on equity of 8.78% and a net margin of 2.80%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.51 earnings per share. View Patterson Companies' Earnings History. When is Patterson Companies' next earnings date? Patterson Companies is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Patterson Companies. What guidance has Patterson Companies issued on next quarter's earnings? Patterson Companies issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.40-1.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.43. Patterson Companies also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.40-1.50 EPS. What price target have analysts set for PDCO? 13 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Patterson Companies' stock. Their forecasts range from $18.50 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Patterson Companies' stock price to reach $23.3182 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Patterson Companies. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Patterson Companies? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Patterson Companies in the last year. There are currently 6 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Patterson Companies. Has Patterson Companies been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about PDCO stock has trended positive on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Patterson Companies earned a media sentiment score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Patterson Companies' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Patterson Companies include EXACT Sciences (EXAS), Tilray (TLRY), Sino Biopharmaceutical (SBMFF), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Bausch Health Companies (BHC), Beigene (BGNE), Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), H. Lundbeck A/S- (HLUYY), DENTSPLY SIRONA (XRAY), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY), Qiagen (QGEN), WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR (WILYY), Perrigo (PRGO), West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) and Recordati (RCDTF). Who are Patterson Companies' key executives? Patterson Companies' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Mark S. Walchirk, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 52)Mr. Les B. Korsh, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 48)Mr. Kevin M. Pohlman, Pres of Animal Health International, Inc. (Age 55)Mr. Dennis W. Goedken, Corp. Controller (Age 56)Mr. Scott P. Anderson, Non-Officer Special Advisor (Age 51) Who are Patterson Companies' major shareholders? Patterson Companies' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.85%), Vanguard Group Inc (8.07%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.08%), Fairpointe Capital LLC (3.89%), FMR LLC (3.50%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.90%). Company insiders that own Patterson Companies stock include Ann B Gugino, Ellen A Rudnick, James W Wiltz, John D Buck and Scott P Anderson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Patterson Companies. Which major investors are selling Patterson Companies stock? PDCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Fairpointe Capital LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Gabelli Funds LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Patterson Companies. Which major investors are buying Patterson Companies stock? PDCO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, LSV Asset Management, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., BlueMountain Capital Management LLC and BlackRock Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Patterson Companies. How do I buy shares of Patterson Companies? Shares of PDCO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Patterson Companies' stock price today? One share of PDCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.74. How big of a company is Patterson Companies? Patterson Companies has a market capitalization of $2.21 billion and generates $5.47 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $200.97 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.68 on an earnings per share basis. Patterson Companies employs 7,700 workers across the globe. What is Patterson Companies' official website? The official website for Patterson Companies is http://www.pattersoncompanies.com. How can I contact Patterson Companies? Patterson Companies' mailing address is 1031 MENDOTA HEIGHTS RD, ST PAUL MN, 55120. The company can be reached via phone at 651-686-1600 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Patterson Companies (NASDAQ PDCO)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 255 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 448 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 703MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Patterson Companies and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PDCO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PDCO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Cost of Capital?