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

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$131.97 +1.45 (+1.11 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$131.97
Today's Range$130.43 - $132.25
52-Week Range$109.37 - $139.63
Volume570,951 shs
Average Volume755,226 shs
Market Capitalization$12.07 billion
P/E Ratio17.53
Dividend Yield0.31%
Beta0.98
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. As of February 28, 2018, it owned and/or operated 326 inpatient facilities, and 32 outpatient and other facilities located in 37 states, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. Universal Health Services, Inc. founded in 1978 and is headquartered in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

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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$10.41 billion
Cash Flow$12.5926 per share
Book Value$53.61 per share

Profitability

Net Income$752.30 million

Miscellaneous

Employees83,100
Market Cap$12.07 billion
OptionableOptionable

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, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.30%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 28th. View Universal Health Services' Dividend History.

How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services declared that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Monday, December 17th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 4.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) issued its earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The health services provider reported $2.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.22. The health services provider earned $2.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.68 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 16.33% and a net margin of 7.89%. 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 Wednesday, February 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Universal Health Services.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Universal Health Services' shares. Their predictions range from $125.00 to $156.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $138.1333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Universal Health Services.

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

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 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 coverage about UHS stock has been trending extremely positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a media sentiment score of 4.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the health services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Universal Health Services' key competitors?

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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hexavest Inc. (0.48%), Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC (0.19%), Contravisory Investment Management Inc. (0.04%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%). 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 Hexavest Inc., Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Alpha Windward LLC, Trilogy Capital Inc., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal Health Services.

Which major investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, CENTRAL TRUST Co, Cozad Asset Management Inc., Oakbrook Investments LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, Meeder Asset Management Inc. and First Hawaiian Bank. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Universal Health Services' stock price today?

One share of UHS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $131.97.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $12.07 billion and generates $10.41 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $752.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.53 on an earnings per share basis. Universal Health Services employs 83,100 workers across the globe.

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:  491 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  353 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  844
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 1/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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