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

$88.71
+0.79 (+0.90 %)
(As of 04/3/2020 06:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$84.86
Now: $88.71
$94.65
50-Day Range
$67.69
MA: $113.56
$142.72
52-Week Range
$65.20
Now: $88.71
$157.79
Volume948,682 shs
Average Volume882,265 shs
Market Capitalization$7.69 billion
P/E Ratio9.73
Dividend Yield0.91%
Beta1.13
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. As of February 27, 2019, it owned and/or operated 350 inpatient facilities, and 37 outpatient and other facilities located in 37 states, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. Universal Health Services, Inc. founded in 1978 and is headquartered in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
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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$11.38 billion
Cash Flow$14.26 per share
Book Value$64.34 per share

Profitability

Net Income$814.85 million

Miscellaneous

Employees90,400
Market Cap$7.69 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Universal Health Services' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Universal Health Services' stock was trading at $110.14 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, UHS shares have decreased by 19.5% and is now trading at $88.71. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Universal Health Services?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Universal Health Services.

When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

Universal Health Services is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Universal Health Services.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 26th. The health services provider reported $2.79 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.61 by $0.18. The health services provider earned $2.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.89 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 16.17% and a net margin of 7.16%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.37 earnings per share. View Universal Health Services' earnings history.

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 Friday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, March 16th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 28th. View Universal Health Services' dividend history.

How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Monday, December 17th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy up to 4.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Universal Health Services updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $10.30-11.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $10.76. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.960-12.116 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.86 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

11 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Universal Health Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $104.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $148.09 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 66.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Universal Health Services.

Has Universal Health Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about UHS stock have trended very negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a media sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the health services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutUniversal Health Services.

Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 2,092,300 shares, an increase of 13.1% from the February 27th total of 1,850,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 613,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Currently, 2.7% of the shares of the 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), Alibaba Group (BABA), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS), Starbucks (SBUX), Baidu (BIDU) and PepsiCo (PEP).

Who are Universal Health Services' key executives?

Universal Health Services' management team includes the following 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

What is Universal Health Services' stock symbol?

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

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 $88.71.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $7.69 billion and generates $11.38 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $814.85 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.99 on an earnings per share basis. Universal Health Services employs 90,400 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:  559 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  433 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  992
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 4/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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