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Universal Health Services (UHS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.54 (-0.31%)
(As of 05/24/2024 08:50 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
588,200 shs
Average Volume
606,179 shs
Market Capitalization
$11.80 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Universal Health Services MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.46 Rating Score
6.4% Upside
$187.64 Price Target
Short Interest
3.90% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.00mentions of Universal Health Services in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.19 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $13.64 to $14.90 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.90 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

24th out of 922 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

1st out of 5 stocks

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About Universal Health Services Stock (NYSE:UHS)

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, and outpatient and behavioral health care facilities. It operates through Acute Care Hospital Services and Behavioral Health Care Services segments. The company's hospitals offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic and coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services. It also provides commercial health insurance services; and various management services, which include central purchasing, information, finance and control systems, facilities planning, physician recruitment, administrative personnel management, marketing, and public relations services. Universal Health Services, Inc. founded in 1978 and is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

UHS Stock Price History

UHS Stock News Headlines

The Latest Analyst Ratings For Universal Health Servs
RBC Capital Keeps Their Hold Rating on Universal Health (UHS)
Q1 2024 Universal Health Services Inc Earnings Call
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/17 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

General medical & surgical hospitals
Health Care Facilities
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
13 Analysts


Net Income
$717.79 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$14.28 billion
Cash Flow
$19.47 per share
Book Value
$94.22 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$11.80 billion
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UHS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Universal Health Services stock right now?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" UHS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in UHS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Universal Health Services' stock price target for 2024?

13 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Universal Health Services' shares. Their UHS share price targets range from $156.00 to $226.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $187.64 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have UHS shares performed in 2024?

Universal Health Services' stock was trading at $152.44 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, UHS shares have increased by 15.7% and is now trading at $176.37.
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Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,970,000 shares, an increase of 34.9% from the March 31st total of 1,460,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 596,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. Currently, 3.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 23rd 2024.
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How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 24th. The health services provider reported $3.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $3.14 by $0.56. The health services provider had revenue of $3.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.78 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 5.57% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.34%. Universal Health Services's revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.34 EPS.
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How often does Universal Health Services pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 15th. Investors of record on Monday, June 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, June 17th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.45%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 3rd.
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Is Universal Health Services a good dividend stock?

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.45%. The dividend payout ratio is 6.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UHS will have a dividend payout ratio of 5.37% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for UHS.

What guidance has Universal Health Services issued on next quarter's earnings?

Universal Health Services issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 13.000-14.000 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 11.750. The company issued revenue guidance of $15.4 billion-$15.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $15.0 billion.

What is Alan B. Miller's approval rating as Universal Health Services' CEO?

237 employees have rated Universal Health Services Chief Executive Officer Alan B. Miller on Alan B. Miller has an approval rating of 63% among the company's employees. This puts Alan B. Miller in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Universal Health Services own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Universal Health Services investors own include UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Netflix (NFLX), Broadcom (AVGO), Alibaba Group (BABA), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), NVIDIA (NVDA) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are Universal Health Services' major shareholders?

Universal Health Services' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.56%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (6.90%), LSV Asset Management (1.38%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (0.68%), Lazard Asset Management LLC (0.32%) and Swiss National Bank (0.27%). Insiders that own company stock include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc D Miller, Steve Filton and Warren J Nimetz.
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How do I buy shares of Universal Health Services?

Shares of UHS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:UHS) was last updated on 5/27/2024 by Staff

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