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NYSE:UHS

Universal Health Services - UHS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$145.21
-0.32 (-0.22%)
(As of 01/27/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$141.36
$147.64
50-Day Range
$127.33
$151.96
52-Week Range
$82.50
$158.28
Volume
681,370 shs
Average Volume
545,898 shs
Market Capitalization
$10.37 billion
P/E Ratio
14.94
Dividend Yield
0.55%
Price Target
$134.80

Universal Health Services MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
7.2% Downside
$134.80 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.93% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.10
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.03mentions of Universal Health Services in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.67%
From $9.80 to $10.65 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.82 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

48th out of 1,054 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

1st 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.

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UHS Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/24/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/30/2022
Dividend Payable
12/15/2022
Today
1/28/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/23/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
2/28/2023
Dividend Payable
3/15/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

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
$134.80
High Stock Price Forecast
$168.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$90.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-7.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$991.59 million
Pretax Margin
7.19%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12.64 billion
Cash Flow
$19.78 per share
Book Value
$80.33 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
60,413,000
Market Cap
$10.37 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.25

Key Executives

  • Mr. Alan B. Miller (Age 85)
    Founder & Exec. Chairman
    Comp: $3.09M
  • Mr. Marc D. Miller (Age 52)
    CEO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $3.86M
  • Mr. Steve G. Filton (Age 65)
    Exec. VP, CFO & Sec.
    Comp: $1.63M
  • Mr. Matthew Jay PetersonMr. Matthew Jay Peterson (Age 53)
    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
  • Jim Clark
    Sr. VP of Fin. - Acute Care Division













UHS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Universal Health Services stock right now?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" UHS shares. 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 2023?

12 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Universal Health Services' shares. Their UHS share price forecasts range from $90.00 to $168.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $134.80 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.2%.
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How have UHS shares performed in 2023?

Universal Health Services' stock was trading at $140.89 at the beginning of the year. Since then, UHS shares have increased by 3.1% and is now trading at $145.21.
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Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,790,000 shares, a drop of 21.8% from the December 31st total of 2,290,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 774,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days. Currently, 2.9% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 23rd 2023.
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How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its quarterly earnings results on Sunday, October, 24th. The health services provider reported $2.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.75 by $0.08. The health services provider had revenue of $3.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.11 billion. Universal Health Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.49% and a net margin of 5.59%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company 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, January 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 28th.
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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 0.55%. The dividend payout ratio is 8.23%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UHS will have a dividend payout ratio of 7.51% next year. This indicates that the company 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 announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, February 24th 2022, which permits the company to buyback $1,400,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy up to 12.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

237 employees have rated Universal Health Services Chief Executive Officer Alan B. Miller on Glassdoor.com. Alan B. Miller has an approval rating of 63% among the company's 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 investors include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.40%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.26%), Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. (0.13%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.12%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.10%) and DNB Asset Management AS (0.07%). Insiders that own company stock include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Eileen C Mcdonnell, Elliot J Md Mba Sussman, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc W Booth and Matthew Jay Peterson.
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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 $145.21.

How much money does Universal Health Services make?

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) has a market capitalization of $10.37 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 $9.72 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Universal Health Services have?

The company 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 the company 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 1/29/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff