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

$87.92
-11.16 (-11.26 %)
(As of 04/1/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$86.42
Now: $87.92
$95.78
50-Day Range
$67.69
MA: $115.65
$142.72
52-Week Range
$65.20
Now: $87.92
$157.79
Volume1.03 million shs
Average Volume1.40 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.62 billion
P/E Ratio9.64
Dividend Yield0.80%
Beta1.02
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 27, 2019, it owned and/or operated 350 inpatient facilities, and 37 outpatient and other facilities located in 37 states, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. 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$11.38 billion
Cash Flow$14.00 per share
Book Value$64.34 per share

Profitability

Net Income$814.85 million

Miscellaneous

Employees90,400
Market Cap$7.62 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Universal Health Services' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Universal Health Services' stock was trading at $110.14 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, UHS stock has decreased by 20.2% and is now trading at $87.92. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Universal Health Services?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Universal Health Services.

When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

Universal Health Services is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Universal Health Services.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 26th. The health services provider reported $2.79 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.61 by $0.18. The health services provider earned $2.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.89 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 16.17% and a net margin of 7.16%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $2.37 EPS. View Universal Health Services' earnings history.

How often does Universal Health Services pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 31st. Investors of record on Monday, March 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, March 16th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 28th. View Universal Health Services' dividend history.

How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Monday, December 17th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 4.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign 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 FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $10.30-11.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.76. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.960-12.116 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.86 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Universal Health Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $104.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $148.09 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 68.4% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Universal Health Services.

Has Universal Health Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about UHS stock has trended very negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a media sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the health services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutUniversal Health Services.

Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 2,092,300 shares, an increase of 13.1% from the February 27th total of 1,850,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 613,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.4 days. Approximately 2.7% 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?

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), Broadcom (AVGO), Alphabet (GOOG), Alibaba Group (BABA), Walt Disney (DIS), Starbucks (SBUX), Bank of America (BAC), Baidu (BIDU) and PepsiCo (PEP).

Who are Universal Health Services' key executives?

Universal Health Services' management team includes the following 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

What is Universal Health Services' stock symbol?

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

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 $87.92.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $7.62 billion and generates $11.38 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $814.85 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.99 on an earnings per share basis. Universal Health Services employs 90,400 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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  559 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  432 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  991
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 4/1/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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