Colony Group LLC boosted its position in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 73,820 shares of the health services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,449 shares during the quarter. Colony Group LLC owned about 0.08% of Universal Health Services worth $9,012,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 8,969,365 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $1,094,982,000 after buying an additional 191,666 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,656,148 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $812,583,000 after buying an additional 29,943 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. raised its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 9.6% during the 2nd quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. now owns 5,426,487 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $662,466,000 after buying an additional 473,763 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,623,099 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $564,387,000 after buying an additional 204,558 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 4.8% during the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,124,375 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $513,281,000 after buying an additional 190,047 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.10% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Universal Health Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Universal Health Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Citigroup Inc. decreased their target price on shares of Universal Health Services from $131.00 to $126.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock 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. 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 equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $133.23.

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Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) traded down 0.30% on Friday, reaching $105.60. 745,204 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $109.46 and its 200-day moving average is $115.74. The company has a market capitalization of $10.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.36 and a beta of 1.03. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 52 week low of $99.72 and a 52 week high of $129.74.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The health services provider reported $1.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.06 by ($0.12). Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.49% and a net margin of 7.10%. The business had revenue of $2.61 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.64 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.94 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post $7.70 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st were issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 30th. Universal Health Services’s dividend payout ratio is currently 5.44%.

Universal Health Services Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

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