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Universal Health Services Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:UHS)

$144.72
-0.53 (-0.36 %)
(As of 10/17/2019 09:26 AM ET)
Today's Range
$144.33
Now: $144.72
$147.32
50-Day Range
$141.67
MA: $147.47
$154.47
52-Week Range
$112.79
Now: $144.72
$157.79
Volume507,345 shs
Average Volume661,536 shs
Market Capitalization$12.81 billion
P/E Ratio15.19
Dividend Yield0.56%
Beta1.07
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. Read More…

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$10.77 billion
Cash Flow$14.83 per share
Book Value$59.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$779.71 million

Miscellaneous

Employees87,100
Market Cap$12.81 billion
Next Earnings Date10/24/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Universal Health Services' stock symbol?

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

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 Thursday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, September 16th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 30th. This is a boost from Universal Health Services's previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. 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 authorized a share buyback program on Monday, December 17th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire 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 stock is undervalued.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 25th. The health services provider reported $2.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.49 by $0.27. The health services provider had revenue of $2.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.81 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 7.25% and a return on equity of 16.41%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.47 earnings per share. View Universal Health Services' Earnings History.

When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

Universal Health Services is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Universal Health Services.

How can I listen to Universal Health Services' earnings call?

Universal Health Services will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, October 24th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Universal Health Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' share price to reach $149.38 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Universal Health Services.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Universal Health Services?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Universal Health Services.

Has Universal Health Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about UHS stock have trended very negative on Thursday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a media sentiment score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the health services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Universal Health Services.

Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,320,000 shares, a decline of 11.5% from the August 30th total of 2,620,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 684,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Currently, 3.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Universal Health Services' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Universal Health Services' key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Universal Health Services include HCA Healthcare (HCA), Tenet Healthcare (THC), Community Health Systems (CYH), Surgery Partners (SGRY) and Quorum Health (QHC).

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), Alphabet (GOOG), Broadcom (AVGO), Starbucks (SBUX), Alibaba Group (BABA), General Electric (ge), Visa (V), Baidu (BIDU) and Micron Technology (MU).

Who are Universal Health Services' key executives?

Universal Health Services' management team includes the folowing 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

Who are Universal Health Services' major shareholders?

Universal Health Services' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Hexavest Inc. (0.32%), CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC (0.14%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.04%) and Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.04%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Marvin G Pember and Robert H Hotz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Universal Health Services.

Which institutional investors are selling Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC and Contravisory Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Universal Health Services company stock in the last year include Marvin G Pember and Robert H Hotz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal Health Services.

Which institutional investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Denali Advisors LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Dfpg Investments Inc., First Hawaiian Bank, Pacer Advisors Inc., Cerebellum GP LLC and Cerebellum GP LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal Health Services.

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 $144.72.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $12.81 billion and generates $10.77 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $779.71 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.53 on an earnings per share basis. Universal Health Services employs 87,100 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:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  533 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  401 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  934
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 10/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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