Norinchukin Bank The raised its position in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 15,852 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 235 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $2,121,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its position in Universal Health Services by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 9,103,260 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $1,163,759,000 after buying an additional 31,744 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Universal Health Services by 0.7% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,521,065 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $872,323,000 after buying an additional 47,844 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in Universal Health Services by 19.5% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,178,138 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $603,564,000 after buying an additional 844,173 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in Universal Health Services by 11,078.5% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 3,222,767 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $28,000 after buying an additional 3,193,937 shares during the last quarter. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. boosted its position in Universal Health Services by 35.1% in the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 1,471,447 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $150,034,000 after buying an additional 382,400 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.96% of the company’s stock.

UHS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Wells Fargo & Co increased their price objective on Universal Health Services from $147.00 to $150.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 15th. Mizuho set a $150.00 price target on Universal Health Services and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 28th. Deutsche Bank increased their price target on Universal Health Services from $140.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. Finally, UBS Group increased their price target on Universal Health Services from $156.00 to $161.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Universal Health Services has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $144.20.

Shares of Universal Health Services stock opened at $121.46 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $10.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.03. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 12 month low of $109.37 and a 12 month high of $142.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.18.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The health services provider reported $2.45 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.62 by ($0.17). The business had revenue of $2.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.82 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 16.21% and a net margin of 7.26%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.45 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 9.98 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 17th. Investors of record on Monday, June 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st. Universal Health Services’s payout ratio is presently 4.20%.

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Universal Health Services Profile

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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