Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 20th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Thursday, December 5th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share by the health services provider on Thursday, December 19th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 4th.
Shares of Universal Health Services stock opened at $139.49 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $12.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.64, a PEG ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76. Universal Health Services has a 12-month low of $112.79 and a 12-month high of $157.79. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $141.83 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $138.22.
Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 24th. The health services provider reported $1.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.30 by ($0.31). The business had revenue of $2.82 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.77 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 6.48% and a return on equity of 15.80%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $2.23 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Universal Health Services will post 9.81 earnings per share for the current year.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $148.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, November 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $150.19.
In other Universal Health Services news, CFO Steve Filton sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $141.40, for a total transaction of $4,242,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 265,238 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,504,653.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 12.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Universal Health Services Company Profile
Universal Health Services, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer 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.
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