Universal Health Services Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.22 (-0.77 %)
(As of 07/28/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume892,127 shs
Average Volume632,160 shs
Market Capitalization$13.46 billion
P/E Ratio13.38
Dividend Yield0.50%
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About Universal Health Services

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 care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services. As of February 25, 2021, it owned and/or operated 360 inpatient facilities, and 39 outpatient and other facilities located in 38 states; Washington, D.C.; the United Kingdom; and Puerto Rico. The company also provides commercial health insurance services. Universal Health Services, Inc. founded in 1978 and is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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Overall MarketRank

2.33 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

75th out of 2,210 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

2nd out of 13 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 3.6Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Universal Health Services a buy right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Universal Health Services stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Universal Health Services?

Wall Street analysts have given Universal Health Services a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Universal Health Services wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,310,000 shares, an increase of 18.5% from the May 31st total of 1,950,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 634,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.6 days. Approximately 3.1% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

Universal Health Services is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 4th 2021.
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How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its earnings results on Sunday, July, 25th. The health services provider reported $3.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.75 by $1.01. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 8.61% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.37%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $2.93 earnings per share.
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How has Universal Health Services' stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Universal Health Services' stock was trading at $110.14 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, UHS shares have increased by 43.4% and is now trading at $157.90.
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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 19th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, June 17th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 1st.
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Is Universal Health Services a good dividend stock?

Universal Health Services pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.50%. Universal Health Services does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Universal Health Services is 7.19%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Universal Health Services will have a dividend payout ratio of 6.51% next year. This indicates that Universal Health Services 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 updated its FY21 earnings guidance on Monday, July, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $11.46-12.16 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.91. The company issued revenue guidance of $12.351-12.501 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.34 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

12 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Universal Health Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $188.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $158.91 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.6% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Universal Health Services' key executives?

Universal Health Services' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Alan B. Miller, Founder & Exec. Chairman (Age 83, Pay $3.6M)
  • Mr. Marc D. Miller, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 50, Pay $838.24k)
  • Mr. Steve G. Filton, Exec. VP, CFO & Sec. (Age 63, Pay $670.66k)
  • Mr. Marvin Gene Pember, Exec. VP & Pres of Acute Care Division (Age 67, Pay $696.73k)
  • Mr. Matthew Jay Peterson, Exec. VP & Pres of Behavioral Health Division (Age 51, Pay $726.89k)
  • 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

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

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

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 UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Netflix (NFLX), Broadcom (AVGO), Alibaba Group (BABA), Bank of America (BAC), The 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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Scout Investments Inc. (0.31%), Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. (0.09%), Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.03%) and IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Elliot J Md Mba Sussman, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc D Miller, Marc W Booth, Marvin G Pember, Matthew Jay Peterson, Robert H Hotz and Steve Filton.
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Which institutional investors are selling Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc., Cypress Capital Group, and Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.. Company insiders that have sold Universal Health Services company stock in the last year include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Elliot J Md Mba Sussman, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc W Booth, and Matthew Jay Peterson.
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Which institutional investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd., IFM Investors Pty Ltd, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, and Birch Capital Management LLC.
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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 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 $157.90.

How much money does Universal Health Services make?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $13.46 billion and generates $11.56 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $943.95 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.12 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Universal Health Services have?

Universal Health Services employs 89,000 workers across the globe.

What is Universal Health Services' official website?

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

Where are Universal Health Services' headquarters?

Universal Health Services is headquartered at 367 S GULPH RD, KING OF PRUSSIA PA, 19406.

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]

This page was last updated on 7/29/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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