Universal Health Services Company Profile (NYSE:UHS)

About Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

Universal Health Services logoUniversal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company. The Company's principal business is owning and operating, through its subsidiaries, acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities, and behavioral healthcare facilities. The Company's segments include Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Services and Other. As of February 28, 2017, the Company owned and/or operated 319 inpatient facilities, and 33 outpatient and other facilities, located in 37 states, Washington, District of Columbia, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. The Company's hospitals provide a range of services, such as oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services and/or behavioral health services. As of February 28, 2017, its acute care facilities located in the United States included 26 inpatient acute care hospitals; four free-standing emergency departments, and four outpatient surgery/cancer care centers and one surgical hospital.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Industry: Healthcare Facilities & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Health Care Facilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:UHS
  • CUSIP: 91390310
  • Web: www.uhsinc.com
  • Market Cap: $10.79467 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 95,657,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $109.55
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $115.03
  • 52 Week Range: $99.72 - $129.74
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.34
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.53
  • P/E Growth: 1.91
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $10.11 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.07
  • Book Value: $50.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.24
  • Annual Dividend: $0.40
  • Dividend Yield: 0.4%
  • EBITDA: $1.71 billion
  • Net Margins: 7.10%
  • Return on Equity: 15.49%
  • Return on Assets: 7.08%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.82%
  • Current Ratio: 1.33%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.23%
  • Average Volume: 798,762 shs.
  • Beta: 1.03
  • Short Ratio: 3.65

Frequently Asked Questions for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

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 Wednesday, July 19th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.35%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. View Universal Health Services' Dividend History.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 25th. The company reported $1.94 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.06 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $2.61 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.64 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 7.10% and a return on equity of 15.49%. Universal Health Services's quarterly revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.94 earnings per share. View Universal Health Services' Earnings History.

When will Universal Health Services make its next earnings announcement?

Universal Health Services is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Universal Health Services.

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

Universal Health Services updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.50-8.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $8.10.

Where is Universal Health Services' stock going? Where will Universal Health Services' stock price be in 2017?

16 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Universal Health Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $114.00 to $147.00. On average, they expect Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $132.31 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Universal Health Services.

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:

  • Alan B. Miller, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Debra K. Osteen, Executive Vice President, President of Behavioral Health Care Division
  • Marvin G. Pember, Executive Vice President, President of Acute Care Division
  • Steve G. Filton, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary
  • Marc D. Miller, President, Director
  • Anthony D. Pantaleoni, Director
  • Lawrence S. Gibbs, Independent Director
  • John H. Herrell, Independent Presiding Director
  • Robert H. Hotz, Independent Director
  • Eileen C. McDonnell, Independent Director

Who owns Universal Health Services stock?

Universal Health Services' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.08%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.04%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%), Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.01%), Hefty Wealth Partners (0.00%) and Oakbrook Investments LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Anthony Pantaleoni, Debra K Osteen, John H Herrell, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marvin G Pember and Steve Filton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Universal Health Services.

Who sold Universal Health Services stock? Who is selling Universal Health Services stock?

Universal Health Services' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Oakbrook Investments LLC, State Treasurer State of Michigan and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal Health Services.

Who bought Universal Health Services stock? Who is buying Universal Health Services stock?

Universal Health Services' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co., Hefty Wealth Partners and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal Health Services.

How do I buy Universal Health Services stock?

Shares of Universal Health Services can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Universal Health Services' stock price today?

One share of Universal Health Services stock can currently be purchased for approximately $112.85.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Universal Health Services (NYSE UHS)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  408 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  269 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  677
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Universal Health Services and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $132.31 (17.24% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
Price Target History for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/16/2017BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperform$125.00N/AView Rating Details
10/11/2017StephensInitiated CoverageEqual -> Equal Weight$120.00N/AView Rating Details
10/3/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$147.00LowView Rating Details
9/22/2017Leerink SwannBoost Price TargetOutperform$130.00 -> $132.00LowView Rating Details
9/7/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$127.00LowView Rating Details
8/17/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$120.00 -> $114.00LowView Rating Details
7/28/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingBuy$134.00MediumView Rating Details
7/26/2017Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$131.00 -> $126.00HighView Rating Details
4/4/2017Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageBuy$145.00LowView Rating Details
3/27/2017MizuhoUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$133.00 -> $138.00HighView Rating Details
2/14/2017Wolfe ResearchUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
12/14/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
12/9/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$130.00N/AView Rating Details
11/14/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$147.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2016Avondale PartnersDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
11/9/2016Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$150.00 -> $135.00N/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweight$138.00 -> $150.00N/AView Rating Details
6/13/2016Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesUpgradeNot Rated -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
5/16/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/21/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
3/29/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/29/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price Target$154.00 -> $136.00N/AView Rating Details
2/26/2016WedbushLower Price TargetNeutral$141.00 -> $127.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
Earnings by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE UHS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2017$1.76N/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2017Q2 2017$2.06$1.94$2.64 billion$2.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2017Q1 2017$2.07$2.10$2.65 billion$2.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2017Q416$1.81$1.80$2.47 billion$2.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$1.68$1.60$2.40 billion$2.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$1.94$1.94$2.47 billion$2.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$1.87$1.98$2.41 billion$2.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$1.74$1.71$2.29 billion$2.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$1.57$1.53$2.22 billion$2.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$1.63$1.85$2.19 billion$2.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q115$1.57$1.78$2.13 billion$2.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$1.50$1.51$2.04 billion$2.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q314$1.38$1.36$2.00 billion$2.18 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$1.25$1.55$1.95 billion$2.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$1.22$1.36$1.93 billion$1.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413$1.08$1.03$1.85 billion$1.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$1.02$1.15$1.79 billion$1.82 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$1.16$1.53$1.88 billion$1.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$1.19$1.22$2.01 billion$2.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q4 2012$0.93$1.39$1.74 billion$1.76 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2012$1.00$0.91ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$1.12$1.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$1.17$1.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.85$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$1.03$1.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.94$1.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2011$0.61$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.89
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$2.03$2.13$2.07
Q2 20173$2.03$2.08$2.06
Q3 20173$1.69$1.80$1.74
Q4 20173$2.00$2.04$2.02
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
Most Recent Dividend:9/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:0.35%
Dividend Growth:26.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:5.44% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
5.17% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
4.80% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

Dividend History by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE UHS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 13.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.92%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/8/2017Steve FiltonInsiderSell10,000$123.80$1,238,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Debra K OsteenSVPSell6,756$138.27$934,152.12View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Marvin G PemberSVPSell16,105$135.70$2,185,448.50View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Steve FiltonCFOSell15,000$136.01$2,040,150.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Debra K OsteenSVPSell18,749$135.81$2,546,301.69View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016John H HerrellDirectorSell6,000$136.09$816,540.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Anthony PantaleoniDirectorSell6,995$133.51$933,902.45View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Lawrence S GibbsDirectorSell6,000$112.14$672,840.00View SEC Filing  
12/14/2015John H. HerrellDirectorSell1,200$117.38$140,856.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Debra K OsteenSVPSell11,305$131.28$1,484,120.40View SEC Filing  
5/28/2015Robert H HotzDirectorSell2,458$129.48$318,261.84View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Debra K OsteenSVPSell8,577$130.65$1,120,585.05View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Anthony PantaleoniDirectorSell7,700$120.08$924,616.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2015Lawrence S GibbsDirectorSell4,541$115.32$523,668.12View SEC Filing  
12/11/2014Alan B MillerCEOSell7,000$108.40$758,800.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014Alan B MillerCEOSell2,000$113.45$226,900.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014Marc D MillerPresidentSell6,000$111.66$669,960.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Robert H HotzDirectorSell18,804$106.95$2,011,087.80View SEC Filing  
7/31/2014Lawrence S GibbsDirectorSell1,000$107.12$107,120.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Robert H HotzDirectorSell4,000$94.75$379,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Debra OsteenSVPSell7,121$88.37$629,282.77View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014Marc MillerPresidentSell8,477$85.88$728,004.76View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Lawrence GibbsDirectorSell1,672$80.33$134,311.76View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014John HerrellDirectorSell6,500$80.26$521,690.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Eileen McdonnellDirectorBuy1,000$81.75$81,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013Marc MillerPresidentSell10,000$80.88$808,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Robert HotzDirectorSell20,000$82.58$1,651,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Marc MillerPresidentSell11,739$80.10$940,293.90View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Alan MillerCEOSell5,000$71.24$356,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Robert HotzDirectorSell7,500$70.64$529,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013Alan B MillerCEOSell40,000$70.55$2,822,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013Marc D MillerPresidentSell30,000$70.60$2,118,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Marvin G PemberSVPSell6,471$70.65$457,176.15View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Debra K OsteenSVPSell13,468$70.12$944,376.16View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Alan B MillerCEOSell10,000$67.06$670,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013John H HerrellDirectorSell5,500$67.55$371,525.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Marc D MillerPresidentSell15,000$68.51$1,027,650.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2013Leatrice DucatDirectorSell3,995$58.52$233,787.40View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Marc D MillerPresidentSell20,000$45.05$901,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2012Anthony PantaleoniDirectorSell22,005$66.04$1,453,210.20View SEC Filing  
8/22/2012John H HerrellDirectorSell5,506$40.25$221,616.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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