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NYSE:UHS

Universal Health Services - UHS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$148.41
-2.02 (-1.34%)
(As of 02/3/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$147.77
$151.08
50-Day Range
$127.33
$152.67
52-Week Range
$82.50
$158.28
Volume
515,848 shs
Average Volume
610,180 shs
Market Capitalization
$10.60 billion
P/E Ratio
15.27
Dividend Yield
0.52%
Price Target
$134.80

Universal Health Services MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.2% Downside
$134.80 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.93% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.10
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.06mentions of Universal Health Services in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.67%
From $9.80 to $10.65 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.76 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

37th out of 1,029 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

1st out of 5 stocks

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About Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Stock

Universal Health Services, Inc. operates as a healthcare management company, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, and outpatient facilities. It operates through the following segments: Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other. The Other segment consists of centralized services such as information technology, purchasing, reimbursement, accounting and finance, taxation, legal, advertising, and design and construction. The company was founded by Alan B. Miller in 1979 and is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.

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UHS Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/24/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/30/2022
Dividend Payable
12/15/2022
Today
2/03/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/27/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
2/28/2023
Dividend Payable
3/15/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-Industry
Health Care Facilities
Sector
Medical
CUSIP
91390310
Employees
89,400
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$134.80
High Stock Price Forecast
$168.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$90.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-9.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$991.59 million
Pretax Margin
7.19%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12.64 billion
Cash Flow
$19.22 per share
Book Value
$80.33 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
60,413,000
Market Cap
$10.60 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.24

Key Executives

  • Marc Daniel Miller
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Steve G. Filton
    Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Executive VP
  • Ehab Hanna
    Chief Medical Information Officer & Staff VP
  • Paul Stefanacci
    Chief Medical Officer & VP-Quality Management
  • Matthew J. PetersonMatthew J. Peterson
    EVP & President-Behavioral Health Division













UHS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Universal Health Services stock right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" UHS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in UHS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Universal Health Services' stock price forecast for 2023?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Universal Health Services' stock. Their UHS share price forecasts range from $90.00 to $168.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $134.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.2%.
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How have UHS shares performed in 2023?

Universal Health Services' stock was trading at $140.89 at the start of the year. Since then, UHS stock has increased by 5.3% and is now trading at $148.41.
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Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,790,000 shares, a decrease of 21.8% from the December 31st total of 2,290,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 774,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days. Currently, 2.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 27th 2023.
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How can I listen to Universal Health Services' earnings call?

Universal Health Services will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 28th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its quarterly earnings results on Sunday, October, 24th. The health services provider reported $2.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.75 by $0.08. The health services provider had revenue of $3.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.11 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 5.59% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.49%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.88 EPS.
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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, January 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 28th.
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Is Universal Health Services a good dividend stock?

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.52%. The dividend payout ratio is 8.23%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UHS will have a dividend payout ratio of 7.51% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for UHS.

How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, February 24th 2022, which permits the company to buyback $1,400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 12.1% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

What is Alan B. Miller's approval rating as Universal Health Services' CEO?

237 employees have rated Universal Health Services Chief Executive Officer Alan B. Miller on Glassdoor.com. Alan B. Miller has an approval rating of 63% among the company's employees. This puts Alan B. Miller in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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 UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Netflix (NFLX), Broadcom (AVGO), Alibaba Group (BABA), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), NVIDIA (NVDA) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

What is Universal Health Services' stock symbol?

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

Who are Universal Health Services' major shareholders?

Universal Health Services' stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.40%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.29%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.26%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.26%), Todd Asset Management LLC (0.19%) and Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. (0.13%). Insiders that own company stock include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Eileen C Mcdonnell, Elliot J Md Mba Sussman, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc W Booth and Matthew Jay Peterson.
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How do I buy shares of Universal Health Services?

Shares of UHS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Universal Health Services' stock price today?

One share of UHS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $148.41.

How much money does Universal Health Services make?

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) has a market capitalization of $10.60 billion and generates $12.64 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $991.59 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.72 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Universal Health Services have?

The company employs 89,400 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services' mailing address is 367 S GULPH RD, KING OF PRUSSIA PA, 19406. The official website for the company is www.uhsinc.com. The health services provider can be reached via phone at (610) 768-3300, via email at karen.sterner@uhsinc.com, or via fax at 610-768-3336.

This page (NYSE:UHS) was last updated on 2/4/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff