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Analyzing the Financial Health of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO)

Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.44/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.44/Share by a difference of $0. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. now owns 2,300 shares of the company's stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. The share last price represents downtick move of -25.46% in value from company's 52-Week high price and shows 2.20% above change in value from its 52-Week low price. The firm has a market cap of $3.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.34 and a beta of 0.97.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Patterson Companies, Inc.is Hold, according to the average of 12 analyst scores. (PDCO). A frequently used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average.

Shares of Patterson Companies, Inc. PDCO now has a profit margin of 2.90%. There were 45 sold out positions, amounting to 1.67 million shares. Institutions are now holders of 92.10% of the shares. Finally, BidaskClub cut Patterson Companies from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Patterson Companies, Inc.'s 50-day moving average is $38.40 and its 200-day moving average is $41.80. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell.

9 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Nov 20, 2017- Nov 24, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 1349.37 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 1360.4 million and 1342.6 million respectively. For example, we can find out a public company's profit margin, which lets us know how much of a company's net sales revenue was retained as earnings - which we calculate by dividing net income by total sales revenue. Invictus RG acquired a new position in Patterson Companies in the 1st quarter valued at about $119,000. FMR LLC now owns 1,400,718 shares of the company's stock valued at $65,763,000 after purchasing an additional 75,354 shares during the period. Earnings, with 12 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.54. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.73, for a total transaction of $27,547.50.

In related news, CFO Ann B. Gugino sold 750 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 11th. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Heartland Advisors Inc". Patterson Companies's dividend payout ratio is 60.47%. "(PDCO) Position Increased by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP" was originally published by Dispatch Tribunal and is the sole property of of Dispatch Tribunal. If you are viewing this report on another website, it was stolen and republished in violation of global copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/31/heartland-advisors-inc-grows-stake-in-patterson-companies-inc-pdco.html.

Patterson Companies, Inc.is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets. Dental and Animal health are strategic business units that offer similar products and services to different customer bases.



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