NASDAQ:PDCO - Patterson Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$23.65 +0.12 (+0.51 %)
(As of 08/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$23.53
Today's Range$23.47 - $24.08
52-Week Range$20.57 - $40.90
Volume1.44 million shs
Average Volume2.26 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.13 billion
P/E Ratio14.08
Dividend Yield4.50%
Beta1.1
Patterson Companies logoPatterson 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Medical & hospital equipment
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Distributors
SectorMedical
SymbolNASDAQ:PDCO
CUSIP70339510
Phone651-686-1600

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.63
Current Ratio1.95
Quick Ratio1.09

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio14.08
Forward P/E Ratio13.59
P/E Growth1.56

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.47 billion
Price / Sales0.41
Cash Flow$2.6784 per share
Price / Cash8.83
Book Value$15.45 per share
Price / Book1.53

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.68
Net Income$200.97 million
Net Margins3.68%
Return on Equity11.05%
Return on Assets4.43%

Miscellaneous

Employees7,700
Outstanding Shares95,060,000
Market Cap$2.13 billion

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, June 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 13th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, July 27th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 12th. View Patterson Companies' Dividend History.

How will Patterson Companies' stock buyback program work?

Patterson Companies declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, March 14th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Patterson Companies' earnings last quarter?

Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June, 21st. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.30. The firm earned $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. Patterson Companies had a return on equity of 11.05% and a net margin of 3.68%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.69 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, August, 30th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Patterson Companies.

What guidance has Patterson Companies issued on next quarter's earnings?

Patterson Companies updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, June, 21st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.73-1.83 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.76.

What price target have analysts set for PDCO?

16 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Patterson Companies' shares. Their forecasts range from $18.50 to $42.00. On average, they expect Patterson Companies' stock price to reach $28.6786 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Patterson Companies.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Patterson Companies?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Patterson Companies in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Patterson Companies.

Are investors shorting Patterson Companies?

Patterson Companies saw a decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 16,937,908 shares, a decline of 10.5% from the July 13th total of 18,929,465 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,481,565 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.8 days. Currently, 20.6% of the company's shares are sold short. View Patterson Companies' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Patterson Companies' key competitors?

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)

Has Patterson Companies been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about PDCO stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Patterson Companies earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.96 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Patterson Companies.

Who are Patterson Companies' major shareholders?

Patterson Companies' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.47%), Fairpointe Capital LLC (5.25%), FMR LLC (4.94%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.93%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (2.24%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.76%). 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 institutional investors are selling Patterson Companies stock?

PDCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fenimore Asset Management Inc., Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Biechele Royce Advisors, Advisors Asset Management Inc., State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System, California Public Employees Retirement System and Brandes Investment Partners LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Patterson Companies.

Which institutional investors are buying Patterson Companies stock?

PDCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC and River Road Asset Management LLC. 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 $23.65.

How big of a company is Patterson Companies?

Patterson Companies has a market capitalization of $2.13 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.

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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  229 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  417 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  646
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This page was last updated on 8/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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