Universal Health Services Stock Forecast, Price & News

+5.02 (+3.56 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $146.14
50-Day Range
MA: $134.61
52-Week Range
Now: $146.14
Volume873,358 shs
Average Volume586,345 shs
Market Capitalization$12.44 billion
P/E Ratio14.33
Dividend Yield0.58%
Universal Health Services, Inc. operates as a healthcare management company, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, and outpatient facilities. It operates through the following segments: Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other. The Other segment consists of centralized services such as information technology, purchasing, reimbursement, accounting and finance, taxation, legal, advertising, and design and construction. The company was founded by Alan B. Miller in 1979 and is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities
Phone(610) 768-3300
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.38 billion
Cash Flow$17.17 per share
Book Value$64.34 per share


Net Income$814.85 million


Market Cap$12.44 billion
Next Earnings Date4/26/2021 (Confirmed)


Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS.F)
March 18, 2021 |  ca.finance.yahoo.com
Recap: Universal Health Services Q4 Earnings
February 25, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Preview: Universal Health Services's Earnings
February 24, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
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Overall MarketRank

1.85 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

118th out of 2,021 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

2nd out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 2.8Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+5.02 (+3.56 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Universal Health Services a buy right now?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 7 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 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 short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Universal Health Services wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,500,000 shares, an increase of 35.1% from the March 15th total of 1,110,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 582,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Currently, 2.0% of the shares of the company 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 Monday, April 26th 2021.
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How can I listen to Universal Health Services' earnings call?

Universal Health Services will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, April 26th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 25th. The health services provider reported $3.59 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.88 by $0.71. The health services provider had revenue of $3.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.97 billion. Universal Health Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.61% and a net margin of 7.74%.
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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 32.7% and is now trading at $146.14.
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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 Thursday, February 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Wednesday, March 31st. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 12th.
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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 0.58%. Universal Health Services does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Universal Health Services is 8.01%. 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 7.45% 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 issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of $10.05-11.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.70. The company issued revenue guidance of $12.125-12.361 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.94 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

11 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Universal Health Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $151.00. On average, they expect Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $141.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.5%.
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Who are Universal Health Services' key executives?

Universal Health Services' management team includes the following people:
  • Marc Daniel Miller, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Steve G. Filton, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Executive VP
  • Ehab Hanna, Chief Medical Information Officer & Staff VP
  • Paul Stefanacci, Chief Medical Officer & VP-Quality Management
  • Matthew J. Peterson, EVP & President-Behavioral Health Division

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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.80%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.12%), Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. (0.08%), DnB Asset Management AS (0.04%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.03%) and Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.03%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Marc D Miller, Marvin G Pember, 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 Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Pacer Advisors Inc., and Centre Asset Management LLC.
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Which institutional investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DnB Asset Management AS, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd., Scout Investments Inc., Cypress Capital Group, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Birch Capital Management LLC, Dfpg Investments LLC, and Acropolis Investment 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 $146.14.

How much money does Universal Health Services make?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $12.44 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.

How many employees does Universal Health Services have?

Universal Health Services employs 68,100 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 4/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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