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Universal Health Services Stock Forecast, Price & News

$105.97
+5.26 (+5.22%)
(As of 07/1/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$100.35
$106.18
50-Day Range
$100.71
$138.76
52-Week Range
$98.89
$165.00
Volume
1.15 million shs
Average Volume
777,347 shs
Market Capitalization
$7.93 billion
P/E Ratio
9.29
Dividend Yield
0.79%
Price Target
$143.83

Universal Health Services Stock Forecast (MarketRank)

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
32.0% Upside
$139.92 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
5.80% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.03
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.30mentions of Universal Health Services in the last 14 days
Based on 18 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
17.93%
From $11.38 to $13.42 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as 30% analysis score, 20% valuation score, 10% short interest score, 10% dividend score, 10% sustainability score, 10% news and social score, and 10% insider trading score.

2.63 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

25th out of 1,429 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

2nd out of 7 stocks

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About Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

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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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

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
4/25/2022
Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
5/31/2022
Dividend Payable
6/15/2022
Today
7/02/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
7/25/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$139.92
High Stock Price Forecast
$185.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$108.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+35.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$991.59 million
Pretax Margin
9.44%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12.64 billion
Cash Flow
$19.27 per share
Book Value
$80.33 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
63,285,000
Market Cap
$7.93 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.10














Universal Health Services 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 4 sell ratings, 3 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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What is Universal Health Services' stock price forecast for 2022?

12 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Universal Health Services' stock. Their UHS stock forecasts range from $108.00 to $185.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' share price to reach $139.92 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 32.0% from the stock's current price.
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How has Universal Health Services' stock price performed in 2022?

Universal Health Services' stock was trading at $129.66 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, UHS shares have decreased by 18.3% and is now trading at $105.97.
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Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,600,000 shares, an increase of 32.8% from the May 15th total of 2,710,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 703,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.1 days. Approximately 5.6% of the shares of the stock 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, July 25th 2022.
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How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) posted its earnings results on Monday, April, 25th. The health services provider reported $2.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.47 by $0.32. The health services provider had revenue of $3.29 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.24 billion. Universal Health Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.06% and a net margin of 7.25%. The business's revenue was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.44 EPS.
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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, May 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Wednesday, June 15th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 31st.
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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 0.79%. The dividend payout ratio of Universal Health Services is 7.01%. 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 5.96% next year. This indicates that Universal Health Services 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 initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, February 24th 2022, which permits the company to repurchase $1,400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 12.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has Universal Health Services issued on next quarter's earnings?

Universal Health Services issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, June, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $9.60-$10.40 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $11.69. The company issued revenue guidance of $13.23 billion-$13.37 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $13.49 billion.

Who are Universal Health Services' key executives?

Universal Health Services' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Alan B. Miller, Founder & Exec. Chairman (Age 84, Pay $3.09M)
  • Mr. Marc D. Miller, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 51, Pay $3.86M)
  • Mr. Steve G. Filton, Exec. VP, CFO & Sec. (Age 64, Pay $1.63M)
  • Mr. Marvin Gene Pember, Exec. VP & Pres of Acute Care Division (Age 68, Pay $1.53M)
  • Mr. Matthew Jay Peterson, Exec. VP & Pres of Behavioral Health Division (Age 52, Pay $1.19M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • 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

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Insight Wealth Strategies LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Eileen C Mcdonnell, Elliot J Md Mba Sussman, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc D Miller, Marc W Booth, Marvin G Pember, Matthew Jay Peterson, Robert H Hotz and Steve Filton.
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Which major investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Insight Wealth Strategies 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 $105.97.

How much money does Universal Health Services make?

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) has a market capitalization of $7.93 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 $11.409990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Universal Health Services have?

Universal Health Services 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 Universal Health Services is www.uhsinc.com. 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 (NYSE:UHS) was last updated on 7/2/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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