NYSE:UHS - Universal Health Services Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $131.97 +1.45 (+1.11 %) (As of 01/21/2019 12:52 PM ET)Previous Close$130.52Today's Range$130.43 - $132.2552-Week Range$109.37 - $139.63Volume570,951 shsAverage Volume696,649 shsMarket Capitalization$12.21 billionP/E Ratio17.53Dividend Yield0.30%Beta0.98 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive UHS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for UHS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry General medical & surgical hospitals Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities SectorMedical Current SymbolNYSE:UHS Previous Symbol CUSIP91390310 Webwww.uhsinc.com Phone610-768-3300Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.68 Current Ratio1.09 Quick Ratio1.01Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.53 Forward P/E Ratio13.91 P/E Growth1.29 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.41 billion Price / Sales1.17 Cash Flow$12.45 per share Price / Cash Flow10.60 Book Value$53.61 per share Price / Book2.46Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.53 Net Income$752.30 million Net Margins7.89% Return on Equity16.33% Return on Assets7.83%Miscellaneous Employees83,100 Outstanding Shares92,510,000Market Cap$12.21 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. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend 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 announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Monday, December 17th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 4.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is 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 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.22. The health services provider earned $2.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Universal Health Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $156.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' share price to reach $138.1333 in the next twelve months. 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 headlines about UHS stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a daily sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the health services provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Universal Health Services' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Universal Health Services include HCA Healthcare (HCA), LifePoint Health (LPNT), Tenet Healthcare (THC), Surgery Partners (SGRY), Community Health Systems (CYH) and Quorum Health (QHC). 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. (0.48%), 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 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., 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 institutional investors are buying Universal Health Services stock? UHS stock was acquired 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 $12.21 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 492 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 355 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 847MarketBeat'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 1/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What kind of dividend yield to CEF's pay?