U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) CEO Christopher J. Reading sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.52, for a total transaction of $997,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE USPH) traded down $0.15 during trading on Friday, hitting $68.20. 36,094 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 58,565. U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. has a 12 month low of $56.50 and a 12 month high of $78.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 2.26 and a current ratio of 2.04. The company has a market cap of $859.30, a P/E ratio of 32.37, a PEG ratio of 2.87 and a beta of 1.07.

U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by ($0.04). U.S. Physical Therapy had a return on equity of 13.37% and a net margin of 5.29%. The firm had revenue of $103.03 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $102.69 million. equities analysts predict that U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. will post 2.08 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. U.S. Physical Therapy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 57.97%.

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USPH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Barrington Research downgraded shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $74.00 price objective on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $65.00 price objective on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.00.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 166,319.0% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,554,353 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,501,000 after acquiring an additional 1,553,419 shares during the period. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK lifted its holdings in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 13.4% during the 2nd quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 705,007 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,582,000 after acquiring an additional 83,253 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in U.S. Physical Therapy by 10.4% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 668,074 shares of the company’s stock worth $40,352,000 after purchasing an additional 63,074 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in U.S. Physical Therapy by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 655,524 shares of the company’s stock worth $39,594,000 after purchasing an additional 13,991 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in U.S. Physical Therapy by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 486,775 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,401,000 after purchasing an additional 3,853 shares in the last quarter. 94.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About U.S. Physical Therapy

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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