Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS).
Clearfield Capital Management Lp says it sold 5,167 shares in quarter ending 09/30/2017 decreasing its stake in Universal Health Services (UHS) by 1.7%. Its stake was worth $32,287,000 a decrease of $3,873,000 as of the end of the quarter.
Clearfield Capital Management Lp isn’t the only one who has changed their investment in UHS. As of the end of the quarter Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS had bought a total of 544 shares growing its stake by 8.2%. The value of the investment in Universal Health Services went from $811,000 to $797,000 a change of 1.7% quarter to quarter. As of quarter end Tredje Ap-fonden had acquired 1,400 shares growing its holdings by 9.0%. The value of the investment in UHS decreased from $1,893,000 to $1,876,000 a change of $17,000 quarter over quarter.
Raymond James & Associates grew its position by buying 4,076 shares an increase of 5.7%. Raymond James & Associates currently owns 75,068 shares valued at $8,328,000. The value of the position overall is down by 3.9%.
Equity analyst Credit Suisse Group released guidance on UHS giving it an initial rating of “Outperform”. October 27 investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies left the company rating at “Buy” projecting a price of $117.00.
On October 27 Royal Bank Of Canada maintained a company rating of “Buy” with a current price target of $126.00. Citigroup lowered the price target of the stock on October 27 cutting the projection from $126.00 to $114.00 and issued a “Neutral” rating.
On October 27 Robert W. Baird kept the stock rating at “Buy” targeting a price of $122.00. BMO Capital Markets updated guidance on UHS with a rating of “Outperform”.
The company is down by 0.84% since yesterday’s close of 97. The most current P/E ratio is 13.22 and the market cap is 9.13B. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $7.27 with 87.63M shares presently outstanding.
Traders are a little more bullish on the company looking at the motion in short interest. The stock realized a fall in short interest of -3.38% as of October 13, 2017 from the last reporting period. Short shares fell 71,675 over that period. With short interest at 2,050,674 and short average daily volume at 712,959, the short-interest ratio is 3.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.02% as of October 13.