Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) had its target price cut by Credit Suisse Group from $126.00 to $125.00 in a report issued on Friday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the health services provider’s stock.

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on UHS. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Universal Health Services from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Citigroup Inc. cut their target price on shares of Universal Health Services from $131.00 to $126.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a buy rating and issued a $147.00 target price on shares of Universal Health Services in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Universal Health Services from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a buy rating and issued a $134.00 target price on shares of Universal Health Services in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. Universal Health Services presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $127.79.

Universal Health Services (NYSE UHS) opened at $97.71 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $9,346.45, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.06, a PEG ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. Universal Health Services has a 1 year low of $96.84 and a 1 year high of $129.74.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The health services provider reported $1.49 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.76 by ($0.27). Universal Health Services had a net margin of 6.90% and a return on equity of 15.13%. The firm had revenue of $2.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.60 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.60 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services will post 7.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of UHS. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its stake in shares of Universal Health Services by 0.3% during the second quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 14,324 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $1,749,000 after acquiring an additional 48 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of Universal Health Services by 26.1% during the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 108,446 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $13,239,000 after acquiring an additional 22,454 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of Universal Health Services by 2.4% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,152 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 27 shares during the last quarter. National Pension Service raised its stake in shares of Universal Health Services by 10.3% during the second quarter. National Pension Service now owns 94,511 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $11,519,000 after acquiring an additional 8,848 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. raised its stake in shares of Universal Health Services by 508.8% during the second quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 14,557 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $1,777,000 after acquiring an additional 12,166 shares during the last quarter. 85.33% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Universal Health Services

Universal Health Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s principal business is owning and operating, through its subsidiaries, acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities, and behavioral healthcare facilities. The Company’s segments include Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Services and Other.

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