A Cautionary Tale On Dana Incorporated (DAN) And Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC)

7 analysts out of 10 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 3 describe it as a Hold. DAN stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $18.54. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $17.86. Analysts have set DAN’s consensus price at $22.33, effectively giving it a 23.71% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $24 (up 32.96% from current price levels).

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter DAN will have an EPS of $0.73, suggesting a -2.67% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.92. It means that there could be a 24.32% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 10.44% to about $3.28. As for the coming year, growth will be about 7.62%, lifting earnings to $3.53. RSI after the last trading period was 43.8. DAN recorded a change of -4.4% over the past week and returned 28.84% over the last three months while the DAN stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 5.43%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 32.43%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -4.9% while the shares have moved -31% for the past 12 months.

Dana Incorporated (DAN) currently trades at $18.05, which is lower by -2.17% its previous price. It has a total of 146.55 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.62. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.78 million, worse than 1.95 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -4.4% in its price means DAN is now 32.43% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43441.95 since its $27.21 52-week high price recorded on 21st of March 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -31 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $5.4 above the 52 week low of $12.65 set on 26th of December 2018.

Dana Incorporated (NYSE:DAN)’s EPS was $0.71 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.62. That means that its growth in general now stands at 15%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.65 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 9%. DAN Dec 19 quarter revenue was $1.97 billion, compared to $1.84 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 7% growth rate. The company’s $0.13 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) shares depreciated -1.75% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.96%. HSIC’s price now at $59.1 is weaker than the 50-day average of $69.18. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $77.42 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 149.81 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 151.71 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.8%, while institutional investors hold about 0% of the remaining shares. HSIC share price finished last trade -1.35% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -5.02%, while closing the session with -2.31% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC) shares were last observed trading -17.47% down since December 04, 2018 when the peak of $71.61 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -3.13% puts HSIC performance for the year now at -3.98%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 17.25%, a 52-week worst price since Mar. 07, 2019. However, it is losing value with -6.88% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $58.28 and $58.69. The immediate resistance area is now $59.83 Williams’s %R (14) for HSIC moved to 44.12 while the stochastic %K points at 63.23.

HSIC’s beta is 0.89; meaning investors could reap lower returns, although it also poses lower risks. The company allocated $3.41 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $3.38 billion, which was 2% versus $3.32 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $1.12 compared to $0.97 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 15% year-over-year earnings per share growth. HSIC’s ROA is 6.6%, lower than the 10.46% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 10.6%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) are around $0.76 per share in three months through March with $0.84 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -20% and -19.23%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -16.71%, the target being $3.44 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 8.72%, more likely to see it hit the $3.74 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 4.1%. HSIC ranks lower in comparison to an average of 13.3% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 1.56%.