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Shares of Henry Schein Rank the Lowest in Terms of Forward Earnings Yield in the Health Care Distributors Industry (HSIC, PDCO, OMI, PMC, CAH)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Distributors industry with the lowest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

Henry Schein ranks lowest with a forward earnings yield of 3.6%. Following is Patterson with a forward earnings yield of 5.2%. Owens & Minor ranks third lowest with a forward earnings yield of 5.6%.

PharMerica follows with a forward earnings yield of 6.0%, and Cardinal Health rounds out the bottom five with a forward earnings yield of 6.8%.

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Ticker(s): HSIC PDCO OMI PMC CAH