NYSE:UHS

Universal Health Services Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$146.04
-0.10 (-0.07 %)
(As of 04/19/2021 05:01 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$144.00
Now: $146.04
$147.28
50-Day Range
$125.33
MA: $134.67
$141.12
52-Week Range
$86.64
Now: $146.04
$147.28
Volume538,356 shs
Average Volume589,705 shs
Market Capitalization$12.43 billion
P/E Ratio14.32
Dividend Yield0.55%
Beta1.19

Short Interest

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,500,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,110,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+35.14%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$208.89 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.6
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares82,880,000 shares
Float Size74,740,000 shares
Short Percent of Float2.01%
Today's Trading Volume538,356 shares
Average Trading Volume589,705 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-8.71%

Short Interest Over Time


Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/20211,500,000 shares $208.89 million +35.1%2.0%2.6 $139.26
3/15/20211,110,000 shares $150.02 million -33.1%1.5%1.9 $135.15
2/26/20211,660,000 shares $221.76 million -5.7%2.2%2.9 $133.59
2/12/20211,760,000 shares $220.58 million +33.3%2.4%3.2 $125.33
1/29/20211,320,000 shares $172.26 million -26.7%1.8%2.3 $130.50
1/15/20211,800,000 shares $230.11 million +60.7%2.4%3 $127.84
12/31/20201,380,000 shares $186.47 million +3.8%1.9%2.3 $135.12
12/15/20201,380,000 shares $187.82 million +3.8%1.9%2.3 $136.10
11/30/20201,330,000 shares $182.73 million -1.5%1.8%2 $137.39
10/30/20201,310,000 shares $174.49 million No Change1.8%2 $133.20
10/15/20201,310,000 shares $145.92 million -3.7%1.8%2.1 $111.39
9/30/20201,360,000 shares $148.82 million -3.6%1.8%2 $109.43
9/15/20201,410,000 shares $148.60 million +6.8%1.9%2 $105.39
8/31/20201,320,000 shares $149.27 million -17.0%1.8%1.9 $113.08
8/14/20201,590,000 shares $175.81 million +15.2%2.1%2.2 $110.57
7/31/20201,380,000 shares $158.95 million -6.1%1.9%1.8 $115.18
7/15/20201,470,000 shares $161.55 million +38.7%2.0%2 $109.90
6/30/20201,060,000 shares $114.56 million -35.4%1.4%1.4 $108.08
6/15/20201,640,000 shares $153.55 million -15.5%2.2%2 $93.63
5/29/20201,940,000 shares $173.24 million -11.4%2.6%2.2 $89.30
5/15/20202,190,000 shares $230.94 million +7.4%2.9%2.3 $105.45
4/30/20202,040,000 shares $225.28 million -11.3%2.7%2.2 $110.43
4/15/20202,300,000 shares $226.48 million +40.2%3.1%2.6 $98.47
3/31/20201,640,000 shares $166.71 million -21.6%2.2%1.8 $101.65
3/13/20202,092,300 shares $218.67 million +13.1%2.7%3.4 $104.51

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Universal Health Services' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Universal Health Services shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of March 31st, traders have sold 1,500,000 shares of UHS short. 2.01% of Universal Health Services' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Universal Health Services?

The short interest ratio, also known as the "days to cover ratio", is calculated by dividing the number of shares of a stock sold short divided by its average trading volume. A short interest ratio ranging between 1 and 4 generally indicates strong positive sentiment about a stock and a lack of short sellers. A short interest ratio of 10 or greater indicates strong pessimism about a stock. Universal Health Services currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Universal Health Services?

Companies that have a short interest as a percentage of float below 10% indicates positive investor sentiment and few short sellers. Stocks with a short interest percentage above 10% is considered high, suggesting some investors are pessimistic about the stock. Companies with a short interest percentage of 20% or more indicates widespread negative sentiment. 2.01% of Universal Health Services' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Universal Health Services' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Universal Health Services saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,500,000 shares, an increase of 35.1% from the previous total of 1,110,000 shares. Changes in short volume can be used to identify positive and negative investor sentiment. Investors that short sell a stock are betting that its price will decline in the future. An increase in short sale volume suggests bearish (negative) sentiment among investors. A decrease on short sale volume suggests bullish (positive) sentiment.

What is Universal Health Services' float size?

Universal Health Services currently has issued a total of 85,094,000 shares. Some of Universal Health Services' outstanding shares are available for trading, while others are subject to various restrictions. The public float, also referred to as floating shares or "the float", are shares that publicly owned, unrestricted and available to trade on the open market. Universal Health Services currently has a public float of 74,740,000 shares.

How does Universal Health Services' short interest compare to its competitors?

2.01% of Universal Health Services' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "health care facilities" compare to Universal Health Services: HCA Healthcare, Inc. (1.12%), Alcon Inc. (1.20%), Tenet Healthcare Co. (0.00%), Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (4.84%), Select Medical Holdings Co. (2.47%), The Ensign Group, Inc. (2.75%), U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (4.60%), Community Health Systems, Inc. (0.00%), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (6.02%), and National HealthCare Co. (1.08%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Universal Health Services stock?

Short selling UHS is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Universal Health Services as its price is falling. Universal Health Services' stock is trading down $0.10 today. To short Universal Health Services stock, an investor borrows shares, sells them and buys the shares back on the public market later to return it to the lender. Short sellers are betting that Universal Health Services will decline in price. If the stock does drop after selling, the short seller buys it back at a lower price and returns it to the lender. The difference between the sell price and the buy price is the trader's profit.

How does a short squeeze work against Universal Health Services?

A short squeeze for Universal Health Services occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock increases in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of UHS, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Universal Health Services' short interest reported?

Short interest is typically published by a stock exchange once per month. However, NASDAQ publishes a report for U.S. stocks, including UHS, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.



This page was last updated on 4/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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