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$157.71
$160.23
50-Day Range
$133.39
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$86.67
$160.23
Volume422,121 shs
Average Volume590,561 shs
Market Capitalization$13.59 billion
P/E Ratio15.66
Dividend Yield0.51%
Beta1.19

Competitors

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Vs. HCA, ALC, THC, ACHC, WOOF, and SEM

Should you be buying UHS stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "health care facilities" are considered alternatives and competitors to Universal Health Services, including HCA Healthcare (HCA), Alcon (ALC), Tenet Healthcare (THC), Acadia Healthcare (ACHC), Petco Health and Wellness (WOOF), and Select Medical (SEM).

HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares HCA Healthcare and Universal Health Services' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
HCA Healthcare6.70%2,032.72%6.40%
Universal Health Services7.74%15.61%7.37%

Risk & Volatility

HCA Healthcare has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Health Services has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.7% of HCA Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.3% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of HCA Healthcare shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for HCA Healthcare and Universal Health Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
HCA Healthcare031502.83
Universal Health Services22502.33

HCA Healthcare currently has a consensus price target of $203.7895, suggesting a potential downside of 3.65%. Universal Health Services has a consensus price target of $146.90, suggesting a potential downside of 8.05%. Given HCA Healthcare's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe HCA Healthcare is more favorable than Universal Health Services.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HCA Healthcare and Universal Health Services' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
HCA Healthcare$51.34 billion1.36$3.51 billion$10.5020.14
Universal Health Services$11.38 billion1.19$814.85 million$9.9915.99

HCA Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Universal Health Services. Universal Health Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HCA Healthcare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

HCA Healthcare pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Universal Health Services pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. HCA Healthcare pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Universal Health Services pays out 8.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. HCA Healthcare has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Universal Health Services has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Summary

HCA Healthcare beats Universal Health Services on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alcon (NYSE:ALC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alcon and Universal Health Services' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alcon$7.51 billion4.44$-656,000,000.00$1.8936.16
Universal Health Services$11.38 billion1.19$814.85 million$9.9915.99

Universal Health Services has higher revenue and earnings than Alcon. Universal Health Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alcon, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Alcon and Universal Health Services' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alcon-10.53%2.80%1.94%
Universal Health Services7.74%15.61%7.37%

Risk & Volatility

Alcon has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Health Services has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Alcon and Universal Health Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alcon07502.42
Universal Health Services22502.33

Alcon presently has a consensus price target of $74.2222, suggesting a potential upside of 8.59%. Universal Health Services has a consensus price target of $146.90, suggesting a potential downside of 8.05%. Given Alcon's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Alcon is more favorable than Universal Health Services.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.5% of Alcon shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.3% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Alcon shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Universal Health Services beats Alcon on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tenet Healthcare and Universal Health Services' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Tenet Healthcare$18.48 billion0.37$-232,000,000.00$2.6823.96
Universal Health Services$11.38 billion1.19$814.85 million$9.9915.99

Universal Health Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tenet Healthcare. Universal Health Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tenet Healthcare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Tenet Healthcare and Universal Health Services' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Tenet Healthcare-0.07%82.39%1.77%
Universal Health Services7.74%15.61%7.37%

Risk & Volatility

Tenet Healthcare has a beta of 2.66, meaning that its share price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Health Services has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Tenet Healthcare and Universal Health Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Tenet Healthcare131002.64
Universal Health Services22502.33

Tenet Healthcare presently has a consensus target price of $53.4118, suggesting a potential downside of 16.83%. Universal Health Services has a consensus target price of $146.90, suggesting a potential downside of 8.05%. Given Universal Health Services' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Universal Health Services is more favorable than Tenet Healthcare.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.1% of Tenet Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.3% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Tenet Healthcare shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Universal Health Services beats Tenet Healthcare on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Acadia Healthcare$3.11 billion1.90$108.92 million$2.0432.17
Universal Health Services$11.38 billion1.19$814.85 million$9.9915.99

Universal Health Services has higher revenue and earnings than Acadia Healthcare. Universal Health Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Acadia Healthcare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Acadia Healthcare3.19%7.55%2.76%
Universal Health Services7.74%15.61%7.37%

Risk & Volatility

Acadia Healthcare has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Health Services has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Acadia Healthcare05312.56
Universal Health Services22502.33

Acadia Healthcare presently has a consensus target price of $59.80, suggesting a potential downside of 8.87%. Universal Health Services has a consensus target price of $146.90, suggesting a potential downside of 8.05%. Given Universal Health Services' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Universal Health Services is more favorable than Acadia Healthcare.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.3% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Acadia Healthcare shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Universal Health Services beats Acadia Healthcare on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Petco Health and Wellness (NASDAQ:WOOF) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Petco Health and Wellness and Universal Health Services' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Petco Health and WellnessN/AN/AN/A
Universal Health Services7.74%15.61%7.37%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.5% of Petco Health and Wellness shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.3% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Petco Health and Wellness shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Petco Health and Wellness and Universal Health Services' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Petco Health and WellnessN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Universal Health Services$11.38 billion1.19$814.85 million$9.9915.99

Universal Health Services has higher revenue and earnings than Petco Health and Wellness.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Petco Health and Wellness and Universal Health Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Petco Health and Wellness04602.60
Universal Health Services22502.33

Petco Health and Wellness presently has a consensus target price of $29.1111, suggesting a potential upside of 18.05%. Universal Health Services has a consensus target price of $146.90, suggesting a potential downside of 8.05%. Given Petco Health and Wellness' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Petco Health and Wellness is more favorable than Universal Health Services.

Summary

Universal Health Services beats Petco Health and Wellness on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) and Select Medical (NYSE:SEM) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Health Services and Select Medical's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Universal Health Services7.74%15.61%7.37%
Select Medical3.93%20.22%2.94%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.3% of Universal Health Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.4% of Select Medical shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Universal Health Services shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.7% of Select Medical shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Universal Health Services and Select Medical's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Universal Health Services$11.38 billion1.19$814.85 million$9.9915.99
Select Medical$5.45 billion0.92$148.45 million$1.2430.15

Universal Health Services has higher revenue and earnings than Select Medical. Universal Health Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Select Medical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Universal Health Services has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Select Medical has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Universal Health Services and Select Medical, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Universal Health Services22502.33
Select Medical01302.75

Universal Health Services presently has a consensus target price of $146.90, suggesting a potential downside of 8.05%. Select Medical has a consensus target price of $40.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.98%. Given Select Medical's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Select Medical is more favorable than Universal Health Services.

Summary

Universal Health Services beats Select Medical on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


Universal Health Services Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
HCA Healthcare logo
HCA
HCA Healthcare
2.5$211.50+1.9%$69.93 billion$51.34 billion21.39Analyst Report
Insider Selling
News Coverage
Alcon logo
ALC
Alcon
1.5$68.35+3.0%$33.37 billion$7.51 billion-46.50Analyst Upgrade
Gap Up
Tenet Healthcare logo
THC
Tenet Healthcare
1.0$64.22+0.6%$6.86 billion$18.48 billion-494.00
Acadia Healthcare logo
ACHC
Acadia Healthcare
1.0$65.62+3.2%$5.89 billion$3.11 billion58.07
Petco Health and Wellness logo
WOOF
Petco Health and Wellness
1.3$24.66+8.1%$5.58 billionN/A0.00Upcoming Earnings
Select Medical logo
SEM
Select Medical
1.4$37.39+0.8%$5.04 billion$5.45 billion23.37Analyst Report
Insider Selling
News Coverage
The Ensign Group logo
ENSG
The Ensign Group
1.8$83.96+1.3%$4.62 billion$2.04 billion30.87
Community Health Systems logo
CYH
Community Health Systems
0.9$14.14+2.1%$1.87 billion$13.21 billion-9.18Analyst Upgrade
Gap Up
U.S. Physical Therapy logo
USPH
U.S. Physical Therapy
1.6$117.02+0.4%$1.51 billion$481.97 million49.80Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Brookdale Senior Living logo
BKD
Brookdale Senior Living
1.2$7.14+2.0%$1.32 billion$4.06 billion39.67
Five Star Senior Living logo
FVE
Five Star Senior Living
1.8$5.95+2.2%$188.47 million$1.42 billion2.11Analyst Revision
Capital Senior Living logo
CSU
Capital Senior Living
0.6$50.50+1.1%$106.96 million$447.10 million-0.39News Coverage
This page was last updated on 5/15/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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