Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO) Insider Ann B. Gugino Sells 750 Shares

Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) insider Ann B. Gugino sold 750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.38, for a total value of $27,285.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ PDCO) traded up $0.09 during trading on Friday, hitting $36.67. The stock had a trading volume of 1,653,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,482,775. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,510.00, a PE ratio of 21.57, a PEG ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a current ratio of 1.94, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. Patterson Companies, Inc. has a 1-year low of $32.07 and a 1-year high of $48.29.

Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. Patterson Companies had a return on equity of 15.19% and a net margin of 2.84%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.56 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Patterson Companies, Inc. will post 2.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 12th will be given a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.84%. Patterson Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 61.18%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on PDCO. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective on shares of Patterson Companies in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Patterson Companies from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Evercore ISI began coverage on Patterson Companies in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $38.50 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley began coverage on Patterson Companies in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $42.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada began coverage on Patterson Companies in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $42.00 price objective for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.23.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Patterson Companies by 4.4% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,576 shares of the company’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Patterson Companies by 0.3% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 84,243 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,955,000 after buying an additional 253 shares during the period. Marietta Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Patterson Companies by 3.5% in the second quarter. Marietta Wealth Management LLC now owns 8,676 shares of the company’s stock worth $407,000 after buying an additional 296 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The boosted its position in shares of Patterson Companies by 5.9% in the second quarter. Norinchukin Bank The now owns 5,662 shares of the company’s stock worth $266,000 after buying an additional 317 shares during the period. Finally, Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its position in shares of Patterson Companies by 15.9% in the second quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 3,027 shares of the company’s stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 415 shares during the period. 93.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Patterson Companies Company Profile

Patterson Companies, Inc is a value-added distributor focused on providing a customer experience to professionals in the dental and animal health markets. The Company operates through three segments: dental, animal health and corporate. Dental and Animal health are strategic business units that offer similar products and services to different customer bases.

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