Investors Take A Relaxed Stance Toward Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC), Avaya Holdings Corp. (AVYA) – The RNS Daily

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Over the past 52 weeks Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 13.09% and is now down by -2.28% since start of this year. The equity price rose 4.25% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a -0.4% fall over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -10.31% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -4.13%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Henry Schein, Inc. with most of them predicting a $63.07 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 4.85% rise in the stock and would lead to HSIC’s market cap to surge to $9.57B. The stock has been rated an average 2.6, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 18 analysts that track Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) and find out that 10 of them rated it as a Hold. 6 of the 8 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 2 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at HSIC technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 50.21 point. Its trading volume has lost -1188318 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1101682 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 2290000 shares, and this is 0.48 times the normal volume.

The price of Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) currently stands at $14.62 after it went down by $-0.32 or -2.14% and has found a strong support at $14.47 a share. If the AVYA price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $14.33 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.98% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $14.87, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $15.13 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 3.21%. The stock has plunged by 0.27% from its 52-weeks high of $14.58 which it reached on Mar. 22, 2018. In general, it is 4.51% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $13.96 and this setback was observed on Dec. 27, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Avaya Holdings Corp. (AVYA) for 1 year and it stands at an average $22.63/share. This means that it would likely increase by 54.79% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $14.58 and $14.98. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $17.5. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $32.

The AVYA stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 28.53%, which means that it is currently oversold and its prices could jump very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 0.58 which compares to the 1.6 recorded by the industry or the 2.63 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 4.4, which is lower than the 29.12 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 107.7% over the past five years.

Analysts view Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) as a Hold, with 2.4 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 7 analysts that follow AVYA and found that 3 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 4 were divided, with 4 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Avaya Holdings Corp. (AVYA) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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