Analysts See $0.52 EPS for Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO)

February 16, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

 Analysts See $0.52 EPS for Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.46, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 39 investors sold Patterson Companies, Inc. shares while 102 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 130 raised stakes. 88.39 million shares or 5.32% more from 83.93 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Moreover, Advantus Cap Management has 0.01% invested in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) for 7,998 shares. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability Com holds 1.18M shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 2,601 shares or 0% of the stock. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Inv Management reported 1.63M shares. 450 are owned by Whittier. Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md owns 3.40M shares. Victory Capital Mngmt Incorporated invested in 0% or 1,359 shares. Moreover, Utah Retirement Sys has 0.01% invested in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has invested 0% in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO). Amp Cap Limited reported 23,492 shares. Prelude Cap Management Limited Company owns 4,466 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management has 6,250 shares. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt & Equity Rech has invested 0.04% in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO). 8,611 were reported by Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Riverbridge Partners Limited Liability Com reported 20,646 shares.

Since October 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $54,833 activity.

Analysts expect Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) to report $0.52 EPS on February, 22.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 10.34 % from last quarter’s $0.58 EPS. PDCO’s profit would be $48.16 million giving it 15.44 P/E if the $0.52 EPS is correct. After having $0.51 EPS previously, Patterson Companies, Inc.’s analysts see 1.96 % EPS growth. The stock increased 3.58% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $32.11. About 594,351 shares traded. Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) has declined 4.97% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.67% the S&P500.

Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Patterson Companies Inc. had 35 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of PDCO in report on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, November 22, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, November 21. The stock of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 26 by Robert W. Baird. The company was initiated on Friday, December 8 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, August 28 by Piper Jaffray. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Craig Hallum. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell” on Tuesday, July 11. The stock of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 25 by UBS.

Patterson Companies, Inc. distributes and sells dental and animal health products in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company has market cap of $2.97 billion. It operates through Dental and Animal Health divisions. It has a 19.22 P/E ratio. 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.

More notable recent Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Patterson Companies Denies Allegations Contained in FTC Administrative Complaint” on February 13, 2018, also Newsday.com with their article: “FTC proposes independent monitor for Henry Schein” published on February 15, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Patterson Companies Third-Quarter Fiscal 2018 Conference Call Scheduled for …” on January 24, 2018. More interesting news about Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation …” published on February 14, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “PATTERSON COMPANIES INVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors …” with publication date: February 14, 2018.

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