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Universal Health Services Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.36 (+0.28%)
(As of 01/21/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
652,140 shs
Average Volume
692,724 shs
Market Capitalization
$10.32 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Universal Health Services

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.


Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) Short Interest Update
January 20, 2022 |  americanbankingnews.com
Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Shares Gap Down to $132.86
January 11, 2022 |  americanbankingnews.com
UHS February 2022 Options Begin Trading
December 16, 2021 |  nasdaq.com
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

General medical & surgical hospitals
Health Care Facilities
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.56 billion
Cash Flow
$16.54 per share
Book Value
$75.26 per share


Net Income
$943.95 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$10.32 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End


Overall MarketRank

2.58 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

98th out of 1,418 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

2nd out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 4.8Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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 year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 2 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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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 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, UHS stock has increased by 16.5% and is now trading at $128.35.
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Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a drop in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,650,000 shares, a drop of 21.4% from the December 15th total of 2,100,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 682,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 days. Approximately 2.4% 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 Thursday, February 24th 2022.
View our earnings forecast for Universal Health Services

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Sunday, October, 24th. The health services provider reported $2.67 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.75 by $0.08. The health services provider had revenue of $3.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.11 billion. Universal Health Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.41% and a net margin of 8.52%. Universal Health Services's quarterly revenue was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.88 earnings per share.
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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, November 17th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Wednesday, December 15th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.62%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 30th.
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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 0.63%. The dividend payout ratio of Universal Health Services is 6.44%. 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 6.60% next year. This indicates that Universal Health Services will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
View Universal Health Services' dividend history.

How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Monday, July 26th 2021, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 7.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

11 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Universal Health Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $185.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $150.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.5% 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:
  • 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.

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 shareholders include Nordea Investment Management AB (1.41%), Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. (0.09%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.09%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.03%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Elliot J Md Mba Sussman, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc W Booth and Matthew Jay Peterson.
View institutional ownership trends for Universal Health Services

Which major investors are selling Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Nordea Investment Management AB, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Acropolis Investment Management LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, NuWave Investment Management LLC, Birch Capital Management LLC, and New Mexico Educational Retirement Board. 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.
View insider buying and selling activity for Universal Health Services
or view top insider-selling stocks.

Which major investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Canvas Wealth Advisors LLC, Community Capital Management LLC, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Mayfair Advisory Group LLC, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd., and Stratos Wealth Partners LTD..
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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 $128.35.

How much money does Universal Health Services make?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $10.32 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 $12.42 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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 610-768-3336.

This page was last updated on 1/23/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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