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Our quantitative data points are meant to provide a high-level understanding of factors in equity risk models for Patterson Cos Inc. Portfolio managers use these models to forecast risk, optimize portfolios and review performance.
We show how PDCO stock compares to 2,000+ US-based stocks, and to peers in the Wholesale Trade sector and Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers industry.
Please do not consider this data as investment advice. Data is downloaded from sources we deem reliable, but errors may occur.
Patterson Companies Inc is a medical supplies conglomerate primarily in the business of veterinary and dental products . Traditionally a dental company, it diversified its business at the turn of the millennium when it acquired 55-year-old company, JA Webster Inc, a distributor of veterinary products. That business segment currently distributes equipment and medicine . The company operates directly in only the US and Canada . In 2008 it was noted as having one of the lowest debt ratios among companies in the health care sector. Patterson was also a member of the Nasdaq-100 until December 10, 2010 when it and six other companies were replaced. The Nasdaq-100 is composed of the 100 largest non financial stocks traded on the Nasdaq.
Many of the following risk metrics are standardized and transformed into quantitative factors in institutional-level risk models.
Rankings below represent percentiles from 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating of risk.
Stocks with higher beta exhibit higher sensitivity to the ups and downs in the market. (↑↑)
Stocks with higher market capitalization often have lower risk. (↑↓)
Higher average daily dollar volume over the past 30 days implies lower liquidity risk. (↑↓)
Higher price momentum stocks, aka recent winners, equate to lower risk for many investors. (↑↓)
Style risk factors often include measures of profitability and payout levels.
Companies with higher earnings generally provide lower risk. (↑↓)
Companies with higher dividend yields, if sustaintable, are perceived to have lower risk. (↑↓)
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