Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS):
Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results And Narrows 2016 Full Year Earnings Guidance.
The company is down from yesterday’s close of $122.33.
Universal Health Services, Inc. also recently declared a dividend for shareholders paid on Thursday the 15th of September 2016. The dividend was $0.100 per share for the quarter or $0.40 annualized. The dividend yield was $0.34. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 30th of August 2016.
Company chares are trading at $120.53 which is a tad under $122.26, the 50 day moving average and which is marginally lower than the 200 day moving average of $128.55. The 50 day moving average was down by -1.41% whereas the 200 day moving average was down $-8.02 or -6.24%.
Universal Health Services, Inc.’s P/E ratio is 16.98 and the market cap is 11.73B. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $7.10 and is expected to be $7.44 for the current year with 97,349,000 shares outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is forecasted to be $2.16 with next year’s EPS anticipated to be $8.12.
Analysts have weighed in on the company recently. Wolfe Research issued its first research report on the stock with a rating of “Peer Perform”. On September 30 Citigroup made no change to the stock rating of “Neutral” but moved down the price target to $131.00 from $135.00.
July 28 investment analysts at Barclays held the stock rating at “Equalweight” and raised the price target from $135.00 to $147.00. On June 13, 2016 the stock rating was rated “Outperform” by Ladenburg Thalmann up from the previous “” rating.
On March 29 the company was set at “Outperform” in a report from Wells Fargo which is up from the previous “Market Perform” rating. On March 2 the stock rating was upgraded to “Neutral” from “Underperform” in a report issued by Sterne Agee CRT.