Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) is expected to pay $0.10 on Dec 15, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $0.40. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 29, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on Universal Health Services, Inc.’s current price of $123.17, the dividend is 0.08%. This dividend’s record date is Dec 1, 2016 and the announcement date is Nov 17, 2016. The stock increased 0.89% or $1.09 on November 25, hitting $123.17. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 3.63% since April 25, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.64% the S&P500.
Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $12.05 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 17.36 P/E ratio. The Company’s segment is acute care hospital services and behavioral healthcare services.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.32, from 1.01 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, 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.
Davis R M last reported 2,194 shares in the company. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D last reported 65,000 shares in the company. Ibm Retirement Fund holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 10,143 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Moreover, Natl Pension has 0.08% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 69,858 shares. Eagle Asset Mngmt Inc last reported 171,996 shares in the company. The Illinois-based Zacks Invest has invested 0.3% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Moreover, Aberdeen Asset Mngmt Public Limited Co Uk has 0.02% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 40,303 shares. Hancock accumulated 29,066 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Raymond James Advsrs Inc holds 6,235 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cadence Mngmt Lc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,506 shares. Sirios L P owns 577,691 shares or 3.72% of their US portfolio. Ig Invest Mngmt Ltd accumulated 0% or 1,934 shares. Hsbc Holdings Public Limited Com has 292,011 shares for 0.11% of their US portfolio. Henderson Pcl has 10,564 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio.
Insider Transactions: Since May 31, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $3.12 million net activity. Shares for $934,152 were sold by OSTEEN DEBRA K on Thursday, June 9. On Friday, June 3 Pember Marvin G. sold $2.19M worth of the stock or 16,105 shares. $2.04M worth of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) was sold by FILTON STEVE on Tuesday, May 31.
Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) Ratings Coverage
Out of 14 analysts covering Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS), 7 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. Universal Health Services Inc. has been the topic of 26 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Wednesday, August 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 9 by Mizuho. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, October 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of UHS in a report on Tuesday, March 29 to “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $161 target price in Tuesday, August 4 report. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Neutral”. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Friday, January 22 by Mizuho. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 9 report.
More notable recent Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Universal Health Services, Inc. To Present At Citi’s 2016 Global Healthcare …” on November 18, 2016, also Forbes.com with their article: “The Supreme Court’s ‘Universal Health’ Ruling: A Net Win For Federal …” published on June 17, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results …” on October 26, 2016. More interesting news about Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) were released by: Reviewjournal.com and their article: “Universal Health Services buys Desert View Hospital in Pahrump” published on August 17, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Universal Health Services, Inc. Expands Acute Care Operations In Nevada” with publication date: August 16, 2016.
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.
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