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

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$135.31 -1.26 (-0.92 %)
(As of 03/25/2019 08:50 AM ET)
Previous Close$136.57
Today's Range$135.30 - $136.91
52-Week Range$109.37 - $142.21
Volume565,923 shs
Average Volume728,844 shs
Market Capitalization$14.81 billion
P/E Ratio14.20
Dividend Yield0.30%
Beta1.12
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

Industry General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities
SectorMedical
CUSIP91390310
Phone610-768-3300

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.77 billion
Cash Flow$14.7557 per share
Book Value$59.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$779.71 million

Miscellaneous

Employees87,100
Market Cap$14.81 billion
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.30%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, 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 initiated a stock buyback program on Monday, December 17th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 4.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 27th. The health services provider reported $2.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.35 by $0.02. The health services provider earned $2.75 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.74 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 7.24% and a return on equity of 16.58%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.00 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, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Universal Health Services.

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

Universal Health Services updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $9.70-10.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.03. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.213-$11.361 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.24 billion.Universal Health Services also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $9.70-10.40 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

14 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Universal Health Services' stock. Their predictions range from $125.00 to $164.00. On average, they expect Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $145.5714 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Universal Health Services.

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

14 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 8 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 coverage about UHS stock has trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a news impact score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the health services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Netflix (NFLX), General Electric (GE), Alibaba Group (BABA), Pfizer (PFE), Micron Technology (MU), Alphabet (GOOG), Broadcom (AVGO), Intel (INTC) and Starbucks (SBUX).

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 BlackRock Inc. (7.00%), FMR LLC (5.60%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (3.48%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.59%), APG Asset Management N.V. (1.59%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.42%). 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 Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Boston Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Prudential Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Universal Health Services.

Which major investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Polar Capital LLP and State of Tennessee Treasury Department. 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 $135.31.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $14.81 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.

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:  504 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  370 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  874
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This page was last updated on 3/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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