Zacks Research Equities Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for McKesson Co. (NYSE:MCK)

McKesson Co. (NYSE:MCKFree Report) – Stock analysts at Zacks Research increased their FY2025 earnings per share estimates for McKesson in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Research analyst I. Bandyopadhyay now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $30.83 for the year, up from their prior forecast of $30.78. The consensus estimate for McKesson’s current full-year earnings is $27.61 per share. Zacks Research also issued estimates for McKesson’s Q3 2026 earnings at $8.96 EPS and FY2026 earnings at $35.03 EPS.

McKesson (NYSE:MCKGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $7.74 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $7.05 by $0.69. The business had revenue of $80.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $77.93 billion. McKesson had a net margin of 0.99% and a negative return on equity of 262.63%. McKesson’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $6.90 EPS.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Citigroup raised their price target on McKesson from $530.00 to $575.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. UBS Group lifted their price target on shares of McKesson from $575.00 to $620.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 6th. SVB Leerink assumed coverage on shares of McKesson in a research note on Monday, February 26th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $600.00 target price for the company. Leerink Partnrs restated an “outperform” rating on shares of McKesson in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, TD Cowen lifted their target price on McKesson from $508.00 to $563.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $522.21.

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McKesson Trading Down 0.6 %

Shares of McKesson stock opened at $533.27 on Wednesday. McKesson has a 12 month low of $352.34 and a 12 month high of $540.00. The company has a market capitalization of $70.08 billion, a PE ratio of 24.16, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.45. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $515.89 and its 200 day simple moving average is $477.96.

McKesson Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 1st. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st were paid a $0.62 dividend. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.47%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 29th. McKesson’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 11.24%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other news, CEO Brian S. Tyler sold 3,473 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $524.55, for a total transaction of $1,821,762.15. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 43,445 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,789,074.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In other McKesson news, EVP Leann B. Smith sold 186 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $496.00, for a total transaction of $92,256.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 1,511 shares in the company, valued at $749,456. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Brian S. Tyler sold 3,473 shares of McKesson stock in a transaction on Friday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $524.55, for a total value of $1,821,762.15. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 43,445 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,789,074.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.21% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional Trading of McKesson

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Garner Asset Management Corp acquired a new stake in shares of McKesson in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Sachetta LLC acquired a new stake in McKesson in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $27,000. Legacy Financial Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of McKesson during the third quarter worth $27,000. OFI Invest Asset Management bought a new position in shares of McKesson in the 3rd quarter valued at $26,000. Finally, Richardson Financial Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of McKesson during the 4th quarter valued at $31,000. 85.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

McKesson Company Profile

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McKesson Corporation provides healthcare services in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: U.S. Pharmaceutical, Prescription Technology Solutions (RxTS), Medical-Surgical Solutions, and International. The U.S. Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded, generic, specialty, biosimilar and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs, and other healthcare-related products.

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