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

$145.03
+1.09 (+0.76 %)
(As of 01/19/2020 04:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$144.19
Now: $145.03
$145.95
50-Day Range
$139.49
MA: $143.35
$146.56
52-Week Range
$117.77
Now: $145.03
$157.79
Volume798,643 shs
Average Volume384,359 shs
Market Capitalization$12.70 billion
P/E Ratio18.06
Dividend Yield0.56%
Beta1.06
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$14.86 per share
Book Value$59.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$779.71 million

Miscellaneous

Employees87,100
Market Cap$12.70 billion
Next Earnings Date2/26/2020 (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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 20th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, December 19th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 4th. View Universal Health Services' Dividend History.

How will Universal Health Services' stock buyback program work?

Universal Health Services announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Monday, December 17th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 4.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership 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, 24th. The health services provider reported $1.99 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.30 by $0.31. The health services provider had revenue of $2.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.77 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.80% and a net margin of 6.48%. Universal Health Services's revenue for the quarter was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $2.23 EPS. 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 26th 2020. 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 Thursday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.60-$9.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $10.26.

What price target have analysts set for UHS?

13 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Universal Health Services' shares. Their forecasts range from $138.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Universal Health Services' share price to reach $153.31 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Universal Health Services.

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

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Universal Health Services in the last year. There are currently 4 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?

Headlines about UHS stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Universal Health Services earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the health services provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company'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 increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,740,000 shares, an increase of 11.8% from the December 15th total of 2,450,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 565,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.8 days. Currently, 3.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Universal Health Services' Current Options Chain.

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 Netflix (NFLX), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Broadcom (AVGO), Alphabet (GOOG), Starbucks (SBUX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Baidu (BIDU), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS) and General Electric (ge).

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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.12%), PGGM Investments (0.20%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.06%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%) and Contravisory Investment Management Inc. (0.03%). Company insiders that own Universal Health Services stock include Marc D Miller, Marvin G Pember, Robert H Hotz and Steve Filton. 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, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, First Hawaiian Bank, Cerebellum GP LLC, IFM Investors Pty Ltd and Centre Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Universal Health Services company stock in the last year include Marc D Miller, Marvin G Pember, Robert H Hotz and Steve Filton. 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 PGGM Investments, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., FormulaFolio Investments LLC, OLD National Bancorp IN, Legacy Capital Partners Inc., Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Raymond James Trust N.A. and Cozad Asset Management Inc.. 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 $145.03.

How big of a company is Universal Health Services?

Universal Health Services has a market capitalization of $12.70 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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  546 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  416 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  962
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 1/19/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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