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Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders
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S&P 500   4,145.19
DOW   32,803.47
QQQ   321.75
China July exports rise, with trade surplus at record-high
Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine
Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise
What's in Democrats' big bill? Climate, health care, savings
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Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders
Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK
Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit
S&P 500   4,145.19
DOW   32,803.47
QQQ   321.75
China July exports rise, with trade surplus at record-high
Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine
Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise
What's in Democrats' big bill? Climate, health care, savings
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NYSE:UHS

Universal Health Services - UHS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$110.35
+0.65 (+0.59%)
(As of 08/5/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$108.37
$110.58
50-Day Range
$100.27
$124.96
52-Week Range
$98.63
$158.28
Volume
406,233 shs
Average Volume
741,066 shs
Market Capitalization
$8.26 billion
P/E Ratio
11.24
Dividend Yield
0.72%
Price Target
$123.29

Universal Health Services MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
11.7% Upside
$123.29 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
4.36% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.03
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.17mentions of Universal Health Services in the last 14 days
Based on 13 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.

3.17 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

12th out of 1,283 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks

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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.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

UHS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Mizuho decreased their target price on shares of Universal Health Services from $153.00 to $121.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 1st. StockNews.com cut shares of Universal Health Services from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Barclays decreased their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $133.00 to $115.00 in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $149.00 to $130.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group decreased their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $125.00 to $110.00 and set a "sell" rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $123.29.

Universal Health Services Trading Up 0.6 %

Shares of NYSE:UHS traded up $0.65 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $110.35. 406,233 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 741,066. Universal Health Services has a 12-month low of $98.63 and a 12-month high of $158.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.22. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $109.29 and a 200 day moving average price of $127.25. The firm has a market cap of $8.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.24, a P/E/G ratio of 3.55 and a beta of 1.18.

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

Universal Health Services Announces Dividend

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

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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
8/07/2022
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
$123.29
High Stock Price Forecast
$169.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$90.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+11.7%
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
$19.78 per share
Book Value
$78.92 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
63,285,000
Market Cap
$8.26 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 year. 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" 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 is Universal Health Services' stock price forecast for 2022?

13 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Universal Health Services' shares. Their UHS stock forecasts range from $90.00 to $169.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' share price to reach $123.29 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.7% from the stock's current price.
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How has Universal Health Services' stock price 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 14.9% and is now trading at $110.35.
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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 Monday, October 24th 2022.
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How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 25th. The health services provider reported $2.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.10 by $0.10. The health services provider had revenue of $3.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.27 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 5.94% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.88%. The business's revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, September 15th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date 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 0.72%. The dividend payout ratio of Universal Health Services is 8.15%. 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 6.72% next year. This indicates that Universal Health Services will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Thursday, February 24th 2022, which allows the company to buyback $1,400,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 12.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Universal Health Services updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 28th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) 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 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.

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (2.13%), National Bank of Canada FI (0.68%), Bank of Nova Scotia (0.49%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.38%), Van Berkom & Associates Inc. (0.32%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.30%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services 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 $110.35.

How much money does Universal Health Services make?

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) has a market capitalization of $8.26 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?

Universal Health Services 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 Universal Health Services 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 8/7/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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