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

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$127.85 -2.23 (-1.71 %)
(As of 11/14/2018 04:03 AM ET)
Previous Close$130.08
Today's Range$126.40 - $130.85
52-Week Range$95.26 - $132.63
Volume682,200 shs
Average Volume785,001 shs
Market Capitalization$12.27 billion
P/E Ratio16.98
Dividend Yield0.30%
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities
Current SymbolNYSE:UHS
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.68
Current Ratio1.09
Quick Ratio1.01


Trailing P/E Ratio16.98
Forward P/E Ratio13.50
P/E Growth1.31

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.41 billion
Price / Sales1.15
Cash Flow$12.1070 per share
Price / Cash10.56
Book Value$53.61 per share
Price / Book2.38


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.53
Net Income$752.30 million
Net Margins7.89%
Return on Equity16.33%
Return on Assets7.83%


Outstanding Shares93,340,000
Market Cap$12.27 billion

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, July 20th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 4th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, September 17th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 31st. View Universal Health Services' Dividend History.

How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, November 16th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The health services provider reported $2.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.22. The health services provider had revenue of $2.65 billion for 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Universal Health Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $120.00 to $155.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $136.1333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.5% 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 6 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 negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog 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 media sentiment score of -2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the health services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Universal Health Services' key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Universal Health Services include Tenet Healthcare (THC), LifePoint Health (LPNT), 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 80)
  • Mr. Marc D. Miller, Pres & Director (Age 47)
  • Mr. Steve G. Filton, Exec. VP, CFO & Sec. (Age 60)
  • Ms. Debra K. Osteen, Exec. VP & Pres of Behavioral Health Care Division (Age 62)
  • Mr. Marvin Gene Pember, Exec. VP & Pres of Acute Care Division (Age 64)

Who are Universal Health Services' major shareholders?

Universal Health Services' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.53%), FMR LLC (4.64%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.51%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (2.98%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.89%) and Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (1.42%). 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 Sirios Capital Management L P, BlackRock Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Schroder Investment Management Group, American Century Companies Inc., Bank of Montreal Can and Stevens Capital Management LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal Health Services.

Which institutional investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Hexavest Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, First Eagle Investment Management LLC, FMR LLC, Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc. and Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank . 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 $127.85.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $12.27 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  486 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  346 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  832
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 11/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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