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Universal Health Services - UHS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$111.79
-0.17 (-0.15%)
(As of 08/15/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$111.16
$112.85
50-Day Range
$100.27
$122.27
52-Week Range
$98.63
$158.28
Volume
483,019 shs
Average Volume
758,666 shs
Market Capitalization
$8.16 billion
P/E Ratio
11.38
Dividend Yield
0.71%
Price Target
$123.00

Universal Health Services MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.0% Upside
$123.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
5.06% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.03
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.11mentions of Universal Health Services in the last 14 days
Based on 15 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
20.30%
From $9.90 to $11.91 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.81 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

237th out of 1,125 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

3rd out of 5 stocks

UHS stock logo

About Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Stock

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, and outpatient and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services and Behavioral Health Care Services segments. Its 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. As of February 24, 2022, it owned and/or operated 363 inpatient facilities, and 40 outpatient and other facilities located in 39 states; Washington, D.C.; the United Kingdom; and Puerto Rico. The company 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.

Universal Health Services Price Performance

UHS Stock traded down $0.17 during trading on Monday, reaching $111.79. The company's stock had a trading volume of 483,019 shares, compared to its average volume of 758,666. Universal Health Services has a 1 year low of $98.63 and a 1 year high of $158.28. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. The company has a market capitalization of $8.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.60 and a beta of 1.18. The company's fifty day moving average is $107.94 and its 200-day moving average is $126.51.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The health services provider reported $2.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.10 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $3.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.27 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 5.94% and a return on equity of 12.88%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $3.76 earnings per share. On average, research analysts expect that Universal Health Services will post 9.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Universal Health Services Announces Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 31st. Universal Health Services's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 8.15%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Barclays lowered their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $133.00 to $115.00 in a research report on Friday, July 29th. UBS Group increased their price target on Universal Health Services to $105.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Cowen lowered their price target on Universal Health Services to $119.00 in a report on Tuesday, August 9th. Loop Capital assumed coverage on Universal Health Services in a report on Thursday, June 16th. They set a "hold" rating and a $115.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price target on Universal Health Services from $149.00 to $130.00 in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Universal Health Services presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $123.00.

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UHS Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
5/31/2022
Dividend Payable
6/15/2022
Last Earnings
7/25/2022
Today
8/15/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/15 Dividend
8/31/2022
Dividend Payable
9/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/24/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-Industry
Health Care Facilities
Sector
Medical
CUSIP
91390310
Employees
89,400
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$123.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$169.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$90.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+10.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$991.59 million
Pretax Margin
7.69%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12.64 billion
Cash Flow
$19.75 per share
Book Value
$80.33 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
61,733,000
Market Cap
$8.16 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.18

Key Executives

  • Mr. Alan B. Miller (Age 84)
    Founder & Exec. Chairman
    Comp: $3.09M
  • Mr. Marc D. Miller (Age 51)
    CEO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $3.86M
  • Mr. Steve G. Filton (Age 64)
    Exec. VP, CFO & Sec.
    Comp: $1.63M
  • Mr. Marvin Gene Pember (Age 68)
    Exec. VP & Pres of Acute Care Division
    Comp: $1.53M
  • Mr. Matthew Jay Peterson (Age 52)
    Exec. VP & Pres of Behavioral Health Division
    Comp: $1.19M
  • Mr. Matthew David Klein
    Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel
  • Victor J. Radina
    Sr. VP of Corp. Devel.
  • Geraldine Johnson Geckle
    Sr. VP of HR
  • Michael S. Nelson
    Sr. VP of Strategic Services
  • Ms. Lynda Ann Smirz
    Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care Division & VP













UHS Stock - 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 twelve months. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 5 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 forecast for 2022?

13 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Universal Health Services' shares. Their UHS share price forecasts range from $90.00 to $169.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $123.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have UHS shares performed in 2022?

Universal Health Services' stock was trading at $129.66 at the start of the year. Since then, UHS shares have decreased by 13.8% and is now trading at $111.79.
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Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,240,000 shares, an increase of 16.1% from the July 15th total of 2,790,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 827,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days. Approximately 5.1% of the shares of the company 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 Monday, October 24th 2022.
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How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its earnings results on Monday, July, 25th. The health services provider reported $2.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.10 by $0.10. The health services provider earned $3.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.27 billion. Universal Health Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.88% and a net margin of 5.94%. Universal Health Services's quarterly revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $3.76 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, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, September 15th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 31st.
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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 0.71%. The dividend payout ratio is 8.15%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UHS will have a dividend payout ratio of 6.72% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for UHS.

How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, February 24th 2022, which allows the company to buyback $1,400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 12.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Universal Health Services issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 28th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.60-$10.40 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.69. The company issued revenue guidance of $13.23 billion-$13.37 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $13.49 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).

What is Universal Health Services' stock symbol?

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

Who are Universal Health Services' major shareholders?

Universal Health Services' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (7.65%), Nuance Investments LLC (2.15%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (2.13%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.64%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.50%) and Nordea Investment Management AB (1.10%). 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 and Steve Filton.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Universal Health Services' stock price today?

One share of UHS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $111.79.

How much money does Universal Health Services make?

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) has a market capitalization of $8.16 billion and generates $12.64 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $991.59 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.82 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Universal Health Services have?

The company employs 89,400 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services' mailing address is 367 S GULPH RD, KING OF PRUSSIA PA, 19406. The official website for the company is www.uhsinc.com. The health services provider can be reached via phone at (610) 768-3300, via email at karen.sterner@uhsinc.com, or via fax at 610-768-3336.

This page (NYSE:UHS) was last updated on 8/15/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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