Barrington Research cut shares of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on USPH. Zacks Investment Research raised U.S. Physical Therapy from a sell rating to a buy rating and set a $79.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 6th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $63.00 target price (up previously from $60.00) on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a research report on Monday, December 5th.

Shares of U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) traded up 0.81% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $68.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 88,194 shares. The company has a market cap of $860.19 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.60 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a 50-day moving average of $72.91 and a 200 day moving average of $66.71. U.S. Physical Therapy has a 1-year low of $45.76 and a 1-year high of $78.00.

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Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in USPH. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 16.5% in the third quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 7,077 shares of the company’s stock worth $444,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Lucus Advisors LLC bought a new stake in U.S. Physical Therapy during the third quarter worth about $356,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 10.3% in the third quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 57,393 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,598,000 after buying an additional 5,378 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 3.1% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 222,290 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,937,000 after buying an additional 6,645 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Smith Asset Management Group LP increased its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 2.1% in the third quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 8,427 shares of the company’s stock worth $528,000 after buying an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. 96.70% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

U.S. Physical Therapy Company Profile

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre-and post-operative care, and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers and neurological-related injuries.

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