NASDAQ:PDCO - Patterson Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $24.50 +0.19 (+0.78 %) (As of 11/13/2018 03:12 PM ET)Previous Close$24.31Today's Range$24.26 - $24.7452-Week Range$20.22 - $38.52Volume46,594 shsAverage Volume1.43 million shsMarket Capitalization$2.26 billionP/E Ratio14.59Dividend Yield4.37%Beta1.01 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 Ratio1.79 Quick Ratio0.87 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.59 Forward P/E Ratio17.25 P/E Growth3.28 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.47 billion Price / Sales0.43 Cash Flow$2.6147 per share Price / Cash9.37 Book Value$15.45 per share Price / Book1.59 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.68 Net Income$200.97 million Net Margins3.01% Return on Equity9.71% Return on Assets3.99% Miscellaneous Employees7,700 Outstanding Shares94,850,000Market Cap$2.26 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 Wednesday, September 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 12th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, October 26th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 11th. View Patterson Companies' Dividend History. How will Patterson Companies' stock buyback program work? Patterson Companies announced that its board has initiated a share 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 purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Patterson Companies' earnings last quarter? Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 30th. The company reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.30 billion. Patterson Companies had a net margin of 3.01% and a return on equity of 9.71%. Patterson Companies's quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.44 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, November 29th 2018. 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, August, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.40-1.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.71. What price target have analysts set for PDCO? 14 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Patterson Companies' shares. Their predictions range from $18.50 to $40.00. On average, they expect Patterson Companies' share price to reach $25.6538 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Patterson Companies. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Patterson Companies? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Patterson Companies in the last year. There are currently 6 sell ratings, 6 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 somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Patterson Companies earned a news sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Patterson Companies' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Patterson Companies include Eurofins Scientific (ERFSF), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Perrigo (PRGO), WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR (WILYY), H. Lundbeck A/S- (HLUYY), Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), Molina Healthcare (MOH), Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO), West Pharmaceutical Services (WST), Qiagen (QGEN), DENTSPLY SIRONA (XRAY), Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class B (BIO.B), Recordati (RCDTF), Icon (ICLR) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY). 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.85%), FMR LLC (3.50%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.90%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.39%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (2.19%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.39%). 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, First Trust Advisors LP, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Gabelli Funds LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and Alliancebernstein L.P.. 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, JPMorgan Chase & Co., BlackRock Inc., Biechele Royce Advisors, Tavio Capital LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D and Engineers Gate Manager LP. 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 $24.43. How big of a company is Patterson Companies? Patterson Companies has a market capitalization of $2.26 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: 251 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 442 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 693MarketBeat'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 11/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the Different Types of Leveraged Buyouts?