Universal Health Services (UHS) – Recent Analyst Ratings Updates

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A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets to Universal health services (NYSE: UHS):

  • 5/3/2022 – Universal Health Services had its price target lowered by analysts at Mizuho from $164.00 to $153.00.
  • 29/04/2022 – Universal health services have been downgraded by analysts from StockNews.com from a “buy” odd to a “hold” odd.
  • 04/28/2022 – Universal Health Services had its price target lowered by Wells Fargo & Company analysts from $139.00 to $118.00.
  • 04/27/2022 – Universal Health Services has had its price target lowered by Royal Bank of Canada analysts from $149.00 to $130.00.
  • 04/27/2022 – Universal Health Services has had its price target lowered by Credit Suisse Group AG analysts from $172.00 to $158.00.
  • 21/04/2022 – Universal health services have been upgraded by analysts from StockNews.com from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 13/04/2022 – Universal health services have been downgraded by analysts from StockNews.com from a “buy” odd to a “hold” odd.
  • 05/04/2022 – Universal health services have been downgraded by analysts from StockNews.com from a “buy” odd to a “hold” odd.
  • 03/28/2022 – Universal health services are now covered by Wells Fargo & Company analysts. They set an “underweight” rating and a price target of $139.00 for the stock.
  • 28/03/2022 – Universal health services have been upgraded by analysts from StockNews.com from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Shares of UHS traded down $0.35 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $125.68. 4,790 shares of the stock are trading in the hands, compared to its average volume of 717,068. The company has a fifty-day moving average of $142.96 and a 200-day moving average of 134.40 $. The company has a market capitalization of $9.40 billion, a PE ratio of 11.01, a growth price-earnings ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt ratio of 0.71. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 1-year minimum of $116.23 and a 1-year maximum of $165.00.

Universal health services (NYSE: UHSGet a rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 25. The healthcare provider reported EPS of $2.15 for the quarter, missing analyst consensus estimates of $2.47 per ($0.32). The company posted revenue of $3.29 billion in the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $3.24 billion. Universal Health Services posted a net margin of 7.25% and a return on equity of 15.06%. The company’s revenue for the quarter increased by 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. In the same quarter a year earlier, the company posted EPS of $2.44. As a group, stock research analysts expect Universal Health Services, Inc. to post 12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, director Lawrence S. Gibbs sold 1,307 shares of the company in a trade dated Friday, March 11. The stock was sold at an average price of $153.00, for a total transaction of $199,971.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available via this link. Additionally, director Eileen C. Mcdonnell sold 296 shares of the company in a transaction dated Monday, February 28. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.17, for a total value of $41,786.32. Disclosure of this sale can be found here. 15.40% of the shares are held by insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. The State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System added to its position in Universal Health Services by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. The Florida Retirement System State Board of Directors now owns 103,174 shares of the healthcare provider worth $13,378,000 after buying 653 additional shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Universal Health Services by 19.5% during the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 63,537 shares of the healthcare provider worth $8,238,000 after buying an additional 10,363 shares in the last quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ strengthened its position in universal health services by 35.6% during the third quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ now owns 22,941 shares of the healthcare service provider valued at $3,174,000 after buying an additional 6,028 shares in the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its position in Universal Health Services by 389.1% during the fourth quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 856 shares of the healthcare provider worth $111,000 after buying an additional 681 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Universal Health Services by 2.6% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,609,689 shares of the healthcare provider valued at $208,720,000 after buying 40,107 additional shares in the last quarter. 89.41% of the shares are held by institutional investors.

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and ambulatory and behavioral health care facilities. The Company operates through the Acute Care Hospital Services and Behavioral Health Care Services segments. Its hospitals offer general and specialized surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic and coronary care, pediatrics, pharmacy and/or behavioral health.

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