NYSE:UHS

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

$161.13
+3.66 (+2.32%)
(As of 04/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$158.10
$161.96
50-Day Range
$153.65
$182.46
52-Week Range
$119.90
$183.61
Volume
672,205 shs
Average Volume
560,654 shs
Market Capitalization
$10.83 billion
P/E Ratio
15.70
Dividend Yield
0.50%
Price Target
$179.71

Universal Health Services MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
11.5% Upside
$179.71 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.54% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.10
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.35mentions of Universal Health Services in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.19 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
10.34%
From $13.34 to $14.72 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.

4.97 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

9th out of 909 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

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Q4 2023 Universal Health Services Inc Earnings Call
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/27/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
2/29/2024
Dividend Payable
3/15/2024
Today
4/22/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
4/24/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Medical
Industry
General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-Industry
Health Care Facilities
CUSIP
91390310
Employees
96,700
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$179.71
High Stock Price Target
$203.00
Low Stock Price Target
$152.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+11.5%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$717.79 million
Pretax Margin
6.58%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$14.28 billion
Cash Flow
$19.92 per share
Book Value
$92.24 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
56,398,000
Market Cap
$10.83 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.24
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UHS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

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

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" UHS shares.
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What is Universal Health Services' stock price target for 2024?

12 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Universal Health Services' stock. Their UHS share price targets range from $152.00 to $203.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $179.71 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.5% 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 5.7% and is now trading at $161.13.
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When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2024.
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.

How can I listen to Universal Health Services' earnings call?

Universal Health Services will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 25th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 27th. The health services provider reported $3.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $3.02 by $0.11. The health services provider had revenue of $3.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.66 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 5.03% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.08%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $3.02 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 17th. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 29th.
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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 0.51%. The dividend payout ratio is 7.80%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UHS will have a dividend payout ratio of 5.43% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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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 earnings per share 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 Glassdoor.com. 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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.25%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.19%), Consolidated Investment Group LLC (0.03%), Global Assets Advisory LLC (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Parsons Capital Management Inc. RI (0.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Eileen C Mcdonnell, Elliot J Md Mba Sussman, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc D Miller, Marc W Booth, Matthew Jay Peterson, 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 4/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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