Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC)

69.42
NASDAQ : Distribution Services
Prev Close 69.17
Day Low/High 69.37 / 70.26
52 Wk Low/High 56.58 / 72.81
Avg Volume 1.03M
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 146.74M
Market Cap 10.15B
EPS 3.50
P/E Ratio 17.60
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Out of Henry Schein Short

I have covered this trade. Houskeeping item: I have covered my Henry Schein (HSIC) short.

Raising Cash With Short Covers

Perhaps I'll buy something.... The market is now getting panicky. I like to buy panic but baby steps. I am taking in more of my MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts and taking in some Henry Schein (HSIC) and Danaher (DHR) shorts.

Morning Musings

Here is what we are looking at as we head into the trading day. I will be out at a breakfast this morning, so there will be no "Morning Market Look." Yesterday I moved from a market-neutral position to a modest 5% net short exposure during the late ...

Growing Shorter

I am back to about 5% net short now. I shorted more Starbucks (SBUX), MetLife (MET), Lincoln National (LNC) and Henry Schein (HSIC) on the ramp. And I am back to about 5% net short now.

Short Book

Here's a look. My individual equity short positions include Starbucks (SBUX), Danaher (DHR), Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET), Henry Schein (HSIC), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) and Wells Fargo (WFC).

Shorting Henry Schein

Again. I am back shorting an old favorite, Henru Schein (HSIC) at $117.60 based on my view of a weakening consumer and in light of the continued heavy insider share sales. The position is a small starter.

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review. My look back at the week borrows its title from a popular 1960s BBC comedy show hosted by David Frost. We're going to shake things up a bit going forward to include not just highlights from my diary but also some of the more scintillat...

Morning Market Look

Let's take a look at the overnight and early-morning price action in the major asset classes. The rundown: S&P futures are flat. Nasdaq futures are up 5 -- thank you, Apple (AAPL), which is up 12. European markets are mixed; Nikkei is down 0.90%. Th...

Staying in Motion

Locomotion, that is. I am taking in my Henry Schein (HSIC) short, and I am covering half of my PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) short from this morning. Like Little Eva, I am staying in motion -- locomotion.

Today's Trades

Here they are. My trades today: I sold the balance of my Tableau Software (DATA) long, reestablished my PowerShares QQQ (QQQ) short, added to my MetLife (MET)/Lincoln National (LNC) shorts and shorted more Henry Schein (HSIC).

Dental Data

Goldman on PDCO. This morning, Goldman issued a Sell recommendation on dental distributor Patterson Companies (PDCO). PDCO shares have been weak after a 2Q 2014 revenue miss, owing to soft dental equipment sales (even though the comparison was easy)...

Two Shorts

IWM at $109.06 and Henry Schein at $110.58. I am back shorting iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) at $109.06 and an old favorite, serial acquiror and dental distributor (with large European presence) Henry Schein (HSIC) at $110.58.

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review. My look back at the week's daily diary highlights borrows its title from a popular 1960s BBC comedy show hosted by David Frost. On Monday, I began the week by looking at the market's loss of innocence. I put a lot of effort into this c...

Covering Three Shorts

Namely, Grand Canyon Education, Henry Schein and Schwab. Housekeeping item: I am covering my Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Henry Schein (HSIC) and Schwab (SCHW) shorts now.

Short Book

Here's a look. I remain short the following names: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM), PowerShares QQQ (QQQ), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Danaher (DHR), Fastenal (FAST), Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs (GS), Linco...

Portfolio Review

Here's a look at my current positions (long and short). I am long ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 (TWM), Monitise (MONI.L), SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), Chimera (CIM) and Northwest Bancshares (NWBI). I am short Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Danaher (DHR), ...

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review. My look back at the week's daily diary highlights borrows its title from a popular 1960s BBC comedy show hosted by David Frost. I began the week by keeping a close eye on the economy and summarized that data have been disappointing. Wh...

Portfolio Review

Below is a list of my current long and short positions. I am currently long Chimera (CIM), Citigroup (C), Northwest Bancshares (NWBI), SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) and Monitise (MONI.L) And I am currently short SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), iShares Russell...

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review. My look back at the week's daily diary highlights borrows its title from a popular 1960s BBC comedy show hosted by David Frost. I began the week with only five longs -- SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), Apple (AAPL), Monitise (MONI.L), Northwest ...

Short Book

Here are my current short positions. I am currently short the following names: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), PowerShares QQQ (QQQ), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Danaher (DHR), Goldman Sachs (GS), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Morgan Stanley (MS), He...

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review. My look back at the week's daily diary highlights borrows its title from a popular 1960s BBC comedy show hosted by David Frost. We began this Memorial Day-shortened week on Tuesday, when I presented the case to buy gold. In the past, I...

Added to Shorts

I added to Danaher (DHR), Fastenal (FAST), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) and Henry Schein (HSIC) shorts just now.

A Dent in Dentsply

The company missed EPS expectations and guided lower. Dentsply (XRAY), a competitor to Henry Schein (HSIC), misses and guides year lower. The company sees the fiscal year's EPS at $2.33-$2.43, down from previous forecast. First-quarter earnings were...

Mixed Bag From Henry Schein

The company beats on top line, is $0.01 short on the bottom line and keeps guidance for 2013. Break in: Henry Schein (HSIC) beats on top line, is $0.01 short on the bottom line and keeps guidance for 2013.

The Short of It

My shorts are actually working for me today. My stable of shorts -- Danaher (DHR), Fastenal (FAST), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Henry Schein (HSIC) and Yahoo! (YHOO) -- is starting to perform on the downside today, which is a good thing! And then...

Favorite Long and Short

My favorite long is Monitise, and my favorite short is Henry Schein. Favorite long: Monitise (MONI.L). Favorite short: Henry Schein (HSIC).

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review. My look back at the week's daily diary highlights borrows its title from a popular 1960s BBC comedy show hosted by David Frost. On Monday, I started by discussing that it's important to consider your own time frames and risk profile/to...

Favorite Long and Short

My favorite long stock is Monitise, and my favorite stock to short is Henry Schein. Favorite individual equity long: Monitise (MONI.L). Favorite individual equity short: Henry Schein (HSIC, reports May 7).

Today's Shorts

They include Grand Canyon Education, Henry Schein and Berkshire. I shorted more Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Henry Schein (HSIC) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) today. Besides my Apple (AAPL) trades, not much else!

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review. Monday began with an explanation of "Why I Remain Bearish," in which I outlined that: low interest rates have buoyed the markets; there is no free lunch; highfliers such as Apple (AAPL) and gold are not infallible; global growth is slo...