NASDAQ:PDCO - Patterson Companies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $23.60 +0.47 (+2.03 %) (As of 02/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$23.13Today's Range$23.08 - $23.6352-Week Range$18.94 - $32.73Volume555,975 shsAverage Volume879,017 shsMarket Capitalization$2.24 billionP/E Ratio14.05Dividend Yield4.50%Beta1.35 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 Phone651-686-1600Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.51 Current Ratio1.76 Quick Ratio0.94Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.05 Forward P/E Ratio16.50 P/E Growth2.86 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.47 billion Price / Sales0.41 Cash Flow$2.6281 per share Price / Cash Flow8.98 Book Value$15.45 per share Price / Book1.53Profitability 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 Shares94,954,000Market Cap$2.24 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, December 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 11th will be given 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 4.41%. 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 authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, March 14th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Patterson Companies' earnings last quarter? Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) announced its earnings results on Thursday, December, 6th. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.42 billion. Patterson Companies had a net margin of 2.80% and a return on equity of 8.78%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $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, February 28th 2019. 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, December, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.40-1.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Patterson Companies' shares. Their forecasts range from $18.50 to $38.00. On average, they expect Patterson Companies' share price to reach $23.2917 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%. 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? News headlines about PDCO stock have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Patterson Companies earned a news impact score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat 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 WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR (WILYY), Molina Healthcare (MOH), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY), Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO), Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS), Beigene (BGNE), Icon (ICLR), Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO.B), Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), West Pharmaceutical Services (WST), SAGE Therapeutics (SAGE), bluebird bio (BLUE), PRA Health Sciences (PRAH) and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (FPH). Who are Patterson Companies' key executives? Patterson Companies' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Mark S. Walchirk, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 53)Mr. Les B. Korsh, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49)Mr. Kevin M. Pohlman, Pres of Animal Health International, Inc. (Age 55)Mr. Dennis W. Goedken, Corp. Controller (Age 57)Mr. Scott P. Anderson, Non-Officer Special Advisor (Age 52) Who are Patterson Companies' major shareholders? Patterson Companies' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.32%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.25%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.72%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.89%), Northern Trust Corp (1.43%) and Two Sigma Advisers LP (1.33%). 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 Two Sigma Investments LP, Millennium Management LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Confluence Investment Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and KBC Group NV. 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 Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Advisors Asset Management Inc., Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board and Stevens Capital Management 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 $23.60. How big of a company is Patterson Companies? Patterson Companies has a market capitalization of $2.24 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: 260 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 458 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 718MarketBeat'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 2/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies issue convertible shares?