Could Universal Health Services, Inc. Change Direction After Today’s Bullish Options Activity?

 Could Universal Health Services, Inc. Change Direction After Today's Bullish Options Activity?

In today’s session Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) registered an unusually high (353) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious UHS increase. With 353 contracts traded and 3304 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: UHS161118C00125000 closed last at: $1.75 or 34.6% up. About 305,558 shares traded hands. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 1.90% since April 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.86% the S&P500.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 12 analysts covering Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS), 8 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. Universal Health Services Inc. has been the topic of 23 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Thursday, April 28. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, April 29. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, September 21 by Leerink Swann. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Thursday, October 27. The rating was upgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann to “Outperform” on Monday, June 13. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, September 16 by JP Morgan. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, March 29.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “The principal business of Universal Health Services, Inc. is owning and operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, ambulatory surgery centers, radiation oncology centers and women’s centers. Services provided by the Company’s hospitals include general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services and behavioral health services.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 1 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 34 funds sold all Universal Health Services, Inc. shares owned while 165 reduced positions. 54 funds bought stakes while 147 increased positions. They now own 81.01 million shares or 3.65% less from 84.07 million shares in 2016Q1.
Us Commercial Bank De has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Mirae Asset Invests Limited owns 11,954 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Valley Advisers holds 0% or 51 shares in its portfolio. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 19,984 shares for 0.02% of their US portfolio. Meeder Asset Management has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas accumulated 132,400 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Moreover, Hsbc Holding Public Ltd Com has 0.11% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 292,011 shares. Ahl Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 37,809 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Century Capital Management Ltd Liability Co holds 0.6% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 40,240 shares. Trilogy Advsr L P holds 0.53% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 129,705 shares. Credit Agricole S A holds 58,413 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd Liability Com reported 168,144 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. 1St Source Bancorp holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 5,406 shares. Cipher Cap Limited Partnership last reported 0.1% of its portfolio in the stock. Artemis Invest Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 160,098 shares or 0.35% of the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since May 10, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $7.71 million net activity. Shares for $2.19M were sold by Pember Marvin G.. $2.55M worth of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) was sold by OSTEEN DEBRA K on Wednesday, June 1. 6,000 shares were sold by HERRELL JOHN H, worth $816,540 on Tuesday, May 10. On Tuesday, May 31 FILTON STEVE sold $2.04 million worth of the stock or 15,000 shares.

Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $13.01 billion. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in owning and operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. It has a 18.14 P/E ratio. The Company’s segment is acute care hospital services and behavioral healthcare services.

UHS Company Profile

Universal Health Services, Inc., incorporated on January 8, 1979, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in owning and operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. The Company’s segment is acute care hospital services and behavioral healthcare services. The Other segment includes centralized services, including information services, purchasing, reimbursement, accounting, taxation, legal, advertising, design and construction and patient accounting, as well as the operating results for its other operating entities, including outpatient surgery and radiation centers. The Company’s services include 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. The Firm provides capital resources, as well as a range of management services to its facilities, including central purchasing, information services, finance and control systems, facilities planning, physician recruitment services, administrative personnel management, marketing and public relations. The Firm owns and operates approximately 24 inpatient acute care hospitals, three free-standing emergency departments, and 213 inpatient and 16 outpatient behavioral healthcare facilities. The Firm also manages and owns outright or in partnerships with physicians, approximately four surgical hospitals, and surgery and radiation oncology centers located in four states.

More important recent Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results …” on October 26, 2016, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “Universal Health Services, Inc. Announces Date For Third Quarter 2016 Earnings …”, Prnewswire.com published: “Universal Health Services, Inc. to Present at the 25th Annual Credit Suisse …” on November 03, 2016. More interesting news about Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Earnings Reaction History: Universal Health Services Inc, 60.0% Follow-Through …” with publication date: October 26, 2016.

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