Universal Health Services Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.67 (+0.46 %)
(As of 09/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume552,140 shs
Average Volume614,396 shs
Market Capitalization$12.07 billion
P/E Ratio11.49
Dividend Yield0.55%
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About Universal Health Services

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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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Overall MarketRank

2.76 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

32nd out of 1,352 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

1st out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 4.8Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Universal Health Services a buy right now?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Universal Health Services stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Universal Health Services?

Wall Street analysts have given Universal Health Services a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Universal Health Services wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 13th, there was short interest totaling 1,390,000 shares, a drop of 32.2% from the July 29th total of 2,050,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 639,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days. Currently, 1.9% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Universal Health Services' next earnings date?

Universal Health Services is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 4th 2021.
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How were Universal Health Services' earnings last quarter?

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Sunday, July, 25th. The health services provider reported $3.76 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.75 by $1.01. The health services provider had revenue of $3.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.02 billion. Universal Health Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.97% and a net margin of 8.88%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.93 EPS.
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How has Universal Health Services' stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Universal Health Services' stock was trading at $110.14 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, UHS shares have increased by 32.5% and is now trading at $145.95.
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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 Thursday, August 19th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Wednesday, September 15th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 31st.
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Is Universal Health Services a good dividend stock?

Universal Health Services pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.55%. Universal Health Services does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Universal Health Services is 7.19%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Universal Health Services will have a dividend payout ratio of 6.25% next year. This indicates that Universal Health Services will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Monday, July 26th 2021, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 7.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Universal Health Services issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Monday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $11.460-$12.160 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $11.000. The company issued revenue guidance of $12.35 billion-$12.50 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.34 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

13 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Universal Health Services' stock. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $188.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' share price to reach $158.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.7% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Universal Health Services' key executives?

Universal Health Services' management team includes the following people:
  • 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. Peterson, EVP & President-Behavioral Health Division

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

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

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), Broadcom (AVGO), Alibaba Group (BABA), Bank of America (BAC), The 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.75%), BlackRock Inc. (6.27%), FMR LLC (4.73%), State Street Corp (3.87%), Invesco Ltd. (3.74%) and American Century Companies Inc. (2.79%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Elliot J Md Mba Sussman, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc D Miller, Marc W Booth, Matthew Jay Peterson and Steve Filton.
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Which major investors are selling Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including California Public Employees Retirement System, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc., LSV Asset Management, American Century Companies Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, and Principal Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Universal Health Services company stock in the last year include Eileen C Mcdonnell, Elliot J Md Mba Sussman, Lawrence S Gibbs, Marc W Booth, and Matthew Jay Peterson.
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Which major investors are buying Universal Health Services stock?

UHS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Nuance Investments LLC, Amundi, Invesco Ltd., Scout Investments Inc., Marshall Wace North America L.P., and Integral Health Asset Management LLC.
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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 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 $145.95.

How much money does Universal Health Services make?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $12.13 billion and generates $11.56 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $943.95 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.12 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Universal Health Services have?

Universal Health Services employs 73,450 workers across the globe.

What is Universal Health Services' official website?

The official website for Universal Health Services is www.uhsinc.com.

Where are Universal Health Services' headquarters?

Universal Health Services is headquartered at 367 S GULPH RD, KING OF PRUSSIA PA, 19406.

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].

This page was last updated on 9/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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