Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) EPS Estimated At $2.07

July 19, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

 Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) EPS Estimated At $2.07
Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 0.69 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 52 investors sold Universal Health Services, Inc. shares while 160 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes. 80.72 million shares or 0.93% less from 81.48 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Laurion Cap Management Limited Partnership holds 1,900 shares. Princeton Alpha Mgmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.34% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). 766,959 were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company. Highvista Strategies Limited Liability Com, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 7,800 shares. Magnetar Financial Limited Co stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Sun Life Financial stated it has 5 shares. 10,000 were reported by Rbf Limited Liability Corp. 5,165 are owned by Brinker Capital. Ameritas Prtn has 2,154 shares. Shell Asset accumulated 0.08% or 28,095 shares. Eqis Capital invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Cornercap Invest Counsel owns 53,530 shares or 0.98% of their US portfolio. Olstein Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership invested in 57,000 shares or 0.78% of the stock. Cornerstone Cap Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 15,785 shares in its portfolio. Huntington Fincl Bank invested 0% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS).

Since March 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.24 million activity. 10,000 shares valued at $1.24 million were sold by FILTON STEVE on Wednesday, March 8.

Wall Street await Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) to release earnings on July, 25 after the close. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $2.07, up exactly $0.13 or 6.70 % from 2014’s $1.94 EPS. The expected UHS’s profit could reach $199.34 million giving the stock 14.92 P/E in the case that $2.07 earnings per share is reported. After posting $2.10 EPS for the previous quarter, Universal Health Services, Inc.’s analysts now forecast -1.43 % negative EPS growth. About 534,733 shares traded. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 11.23% since July 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) Ratings Coverage

Among 18 analysts covering Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Universal Health Services Inc. had 36 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Wednesday, December 14 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, May 30 report. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $150 target in Thursday, April 28 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 5 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, March 2 by Sterne Agee CRT. Ladenburg Thalmann upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, June 13 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 27 by Mizuho. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Avondale given on Wednesday, November 9. Morgan Stanley initiated the shares of UHS in report on Wednesday, June 7 with “Equal-Weight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UHS in report on Thursday, October 29 with “Outperform” rating.

Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $11.90 billion. The Company’s principal business is owning and operating, through its subsidiaries, acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities, and behavioral healthcare facilities. It has a 16.89 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Services and Other.

More notable recent Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Universal Health Services Moves Up In Analyst Rankings, Passing Cooper Companies” on July 07, 2017, also Zacks.com with their article: “Could Universal Health (UHS) Be a Great Stock for Value Investors?” published on June 20, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “Universal Health Services, Inc. Announces Dividend” on July 19, 2017. More interesting news about Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Wilsonville psychiatric hospital applicant sues Oregon Health Authority” published on June 23, 2017 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “Universal Health Services, Inc. Announces Date For Second Quarter 2017 …” with publication date: July 10, 2017.

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