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

$143.99
-2.14 (-1.46 %)
(As of 10/15/2019 03:15 AM ET)
Today's Range
$143.96
Now: $143.99
$145.87
50-Day Range
$141.67
MA: $147.41
$154.47
52-Week Range
$112.79
Now: $143.99
$157.79
Volume335,163 shs
Average Volume692,266 shs
Market Capitalization$12.74 billion
P/E Ratio15.11
Dividend Yield0.55%
Beta1.07
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

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$14.56 per share
Book Value$59.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$779.71 million

Miscellaneous

Employees87,100
Market Cap$12.74 billion
Next Earnings Date10/24/2019 (Estimated)
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 Thursday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, September 16th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 30th. This is a positive change from Universal Health Services's previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. 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 share buyback plan on Monday, December 17th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 4.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually 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) posted its earnings results on Thursday, July, 25th. The health services provider reported $2.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.49 by $0.27. The health services provider had revenue of $2.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.81 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 16.41% and a net margin of 7.25%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.47 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 Thursday, October 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Universal Health Services.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Universal Health Services' stock. Their predictions range from $125.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Universal Health Services' stock price to reach $149.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Universal Health Services.

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

16 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 10 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?

News coverage about UHS stock has trended negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a daily sentiment score of -2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the health services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Universal Health Services.

Are investors shorting Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services saw a decrease in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,320,000 shares, a decrease of 11.5% from the August 30th total of 2,620,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 684,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Currently, 3.0% of the company's shares are short sold. View Universal Health Services' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Universal Health Services' key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Universal Health Services include HCA Healthcare (HCA), Tenet Healthcare (THC), Community Health Systems (CYH), Surgery Partners (SGRY) and Quorum Health (QHC).

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), Alphabet (GOOG), Broadcom (AVGO), Starbucks (SBUX), Alibaba Group (BABA), General Electric (GE), Visa (V), Baidu (BIDU) and Micron Technology (MU).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Hexavest Inc. (0.32%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.04%), Contravisory Investment Management Inc. (0.03%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%) and First Hawaiian Bank (0.00%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Marvin G Pember and Robert H Hotz. 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 Hexavest Inc. and Contravisory Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Universal Health Services company stock in the last year include Marvin G Pember and Robert H Hotz. 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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Denali Advisors LLC, First Hawaiian Bank, Pacer Advisors Inc., Cerebellum GP LLC and Cerebellum GP 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 $143.99.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $12.74 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.View Additional Information About Universal Health Services.

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:  533 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  401 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  934
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 10/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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