GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 160.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 25,382 shares of the health services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,646 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B were worth $2,829,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Regentatlantic Capital LLC boosted its stake in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 6,944 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $774,000 after purchasing an additional 455 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 7.4% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 345,153 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $40,869,000 after purchasing an additional 23,729 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 481.1% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 204,120 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $24,170,000 after purchasing an additional 168,996 shares during the last quarter. Pegasus Partners Ltd. boosted its stake in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 44.4% during the 1st quarter. Pegasus Partners Ltd. now owns 40,387 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $4,782,000 after purchasing an additional 12,420 shares during the last quarter. Finally, DnB Asset Management AS acquired a new position in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B during the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,716,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.03% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE UHS opened at $128.10 on Friday. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B has a twelve month low of $95.26 and a twelve month high of $129.32. The company has a market capitalization of $11.99 billion, a PE ratio of 17.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The health services provider reported $2.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.39 by $0.08. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B had a return on equity of 15.74% and a net margin of 7.68%. The firm had revenue of $2.68 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.72 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.94 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B will post 9.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 4th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 31st. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.31%. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B’s payout ratio is presently 5.31%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 15th. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $130.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. TheStreet upgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Monday, July 23rd. Finally, Barclays began coverage on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $135.00 target price on the stock. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $132.56.

About Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B

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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