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NYSE:UHS - Universal Health Services Stock Price, Forecast & News

$144.34
-1.93 (-1.32 %)
(As of 12/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$143.85
Now: $144.34
$146.73
50-Day Range
$136.57
MA: $140.98
$146.56
52-Week Range
$112.79
Now: $144.34
$157.79
Volume353,624 shs
Average Volume529,728 shs
Market Capitalization$12.64 billion
P/E Ratio15.15
Dividend Yield0.55%
Beta1.05
Universal Health Services, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities
SectorMedical
CUSIP91390310
Phone610-768-3300

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.77 billion
Cash Flow$14.71 per share
Book Value$59.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$779.71 million

Miscellaneous

Employees87,100
Market Cap$12.64 billion
Next Earnings Date2/26/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Universal Health Services' stock symbol?

Universal Health Services trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UHS."

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, November 20th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, December 19th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 4th. View Universal Health Services' Dividend History.

How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Monday, December 17th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 4.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its earnings results on Thursday, October, 24th. The health services provider reported $1.99 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.30 by $0.31. The health services provider had revenue of $2.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.77 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 6.48% and a return on equity of 15.80%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.23 earnings per share. View Universal Health Services' Earnings History.

When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

Universal Health Services is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 26th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Universal Health Services.

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

Universal Health Services updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.60-$9.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.26.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

14 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Universal Health Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $134.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $152.14 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Universal Health Services.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Universal Health Services?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Universal Health Services.

Has Universal Health Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about UHS stock has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a news sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the health services provider a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Universal Health Services.

Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a drop in short interest in November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,380,000 shares, a drop of 9.8% from the November 14th total of 2,640,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 652,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.6 days. Approximately 3.1% of the company's stock are short sold. View Universal Health Services' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Universal Health Services' key competitors?

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 Netflix (NFLX), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Broadcom (AVGO), Alphabet (GOOG), Starbucks (SBUX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Baidu (BIDU), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS) and General Electric (GE).

Who are Universal Health Services' key executives?

Universal Health Services' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Alan B. Miller, Exec. Chairman & CEO (Age 81)
  • Mr. Marc D. Miller, Pres & Director (Age 48)
  • Mr. Steve G. Filton, Exec. VP, CFO & Sec. (Age 61)
  • Mr. Marvin Gene Pember, Exec. VP & Pres of Acute Care Division (Age 65)
  • Mr. Matthew D. Klein, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel

Who are Universal Health Services' major shareholders?

Universal Health Services' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.13%), Boston Partners (3.45%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.36%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.88%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.82%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.38%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Marc D Miller, Marvin G Pember, Robert H Hotz and Steve Filton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Universal Health Services.

Which major investors are selling Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Hexavest Inc., State Street Corp, Nomura Holdings Inc., Mackay Shields LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Rhumbline Advisers and Man Group plc. Company insiders that have sold Universal Health Services company stock in the last year include Marc D Miller, Marvin G Pember, Robert H Hotz and Steve Filton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal Health Services.

Which major investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, California Public Employees Retirement System, First Trust Advisors LP, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Teacher Retirement System of Texas and Denali Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal Health Services.

How do I buy shares of Universal Health Services?

Shares of UHS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Universal Health Services' stock price today?

One share of UHS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $144.34.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $12.64 billion and generates $10.77 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $779.71 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.53 on an earnings per share basis. Universal Health Services employs 87,100 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Universal Health Services.

What is Universal Health Services' official website?

The official website for Universal Health Services is http://www.uhsinc.com/.

How can I contact Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services' mailing address is 367 S GULPH RD, KING OF PRUSSIA PA, 19406. The health services provider can be reached via phone at 610-768-3300 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Universal Health Services (NYSE UHS)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  541 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  411 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  952
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Universal Health Services and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UHS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UHS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/14/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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