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

$139.93
-1.57 (-1.11 %)
(As of 02/17/2020 02:01 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$139.57
Now: $139.93
$141.69
50-Day Range
$137.11
MA: $142.82
$147.78
52-Week Range
$117.77
Now: $139.93
$157.79
Volume507,155 shs
Average VolumeN/A
Market CapitalizationN/A
P/E Ratio17.43
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A
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

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Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities
SectorN/A
CUSIP91390310
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Miscellaneous

Employees87,100
Next Earnings Date2/26/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Friday, January 31st. Stockholders 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date 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 authorized a stock buyback plan on Monday, December 17th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 4.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 24th. The health services provider reported $1.99 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.30 by $0.31. The health services provider had revenue of $2.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.77 billion. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.23 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 Wednesday, February 26th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Universal Health Services.

How can I listen to Universal Health Services' earnings call?

Universal Health Services will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 26th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

13 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Universal Health Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $138.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $153.31 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Universal Health Services.

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

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 9 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 been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a media sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the health services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Universal Health Services.

Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,560,000 shares, a decrease of 6.6% from the January 15th total of 2,740,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 572,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.5 days. Approximately 3.3% of the company's shares are sold short. 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), Starbucks (SBUX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Baidu (BIDU), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS) and General Electric (GE).

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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (4.35%), State Street Corp (4.11%), Boston Partners (3.43%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.38%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (2.64%) and LSV Asset Management (1.97%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Marc D Miller, Marvin G Pember, Robert H Hotz and Steve Filton. 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 UBS Group AG, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, First Trust Advisors LP, FIL Ltd, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Korea Investment CORP and California Public Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Universal Health Services company stock in the last year include Marc D Miller, Marvin G Pember, Robert H Hotz and Steve Filton. 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 Goldman Sachs Group Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Nuance Investments LLC, LSV Asset Management, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Panagora Asset Management Inc. and FMR 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Universal Health Services' stock price today?

One share of UHS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $139.93.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Universal Health Services (NYSE UHS)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  550 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  420 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  970
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 2/17/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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