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

+0.23 (+0.16 %)
(As of 08/22/2019 09:54 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $147.37
50-Day Range
MA: $140.76
52-Week Range
Now: $147.37
Volume4,103 shs
Average Volume797,721 shs
Market Capitalization$13.04 billion
P/E Ratio15.46
Dividend Yield0.27%
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.77 billion
Cash Flow$14.6637 per share
Book Value$61.75 per share


Net Income$779.71 million


Market Cap$13.04 billion
Next Earnings Date10/24/2019 (Estimated)

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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, July 25th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, September 16th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 30th. This is a boost from Universal Health Services's previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. 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 approved a share repurchase 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 reacquire up to 4.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 25th. The health services provider reported $2.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.49 by $0.27. The health services provider had revenue of $2.86 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.81 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 16.41% and a net margin of 7.25%. The firm's revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.47 earnings per share. 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 Thursday, October 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Universal Health Services.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

16 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Universal Health Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $149.3750 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Universal Health Services.

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

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 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?

News stories about UHS stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a daily sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the health services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Universal Health Services.

Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,427,900 shares, a drop of 6.8% from the June 30th total of 2,603,700 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 657,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.7 days. Currently, 3.0% 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?

Some companies that are related to Universal Health Services include HCA Healthcare (HCA), Tenet Healthcare (THC), Surgery Partners (SGRY), Community Health Systems (CYH) and Quorum Health (QHC).

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), Alphabet (GOOG), Broadcom (AVGO), Starbucks (SBUX), General Electric (ge), Baidu (BIDU), Intel (INTC), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Bank of America (BAC).

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 investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.19%), BlackRock Inc. (7.16%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.14%), APG Asset Management N.V. (1.81%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.59%) and UBS Group AG (1.45%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Marvin G Pember and Robert H Hotz. 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 TD Asset Management Inc., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Bank of America Corp DE, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Vanguard Group Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc. and Mackenzie Financial Corp. Company insiders that have sold Universal Health Services company stock in the last year include Marvin G Pember and Robert H Hotz. 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 Nuveen Asset Management LLC, APG Asset Management N.V., AQR Capital Management LLC, LSV Asset Management, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Nuance Investments LLC, UBS Group AG and Renaissance Technologies LLC. 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 $147.5390.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $13.06 billion and generates $10.77 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $779.71 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.53 on an earnings per share basis. Universal Health Services employs 87,100 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:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  525 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  393 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  918
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 8/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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