Maverick Capital LTD Lifted Position in Universal Hlth Svcs INC (UHS) as Shares Declined

January 22, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 46 investors sold UHS shares while 128 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 117 raised stakes. 80.67 million shares or 0.27% less from 80.88 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. D E Shaw holds 0.09% or 499,373 shares in its portfolio. Jana Prtn Limited accumulated 1.89M shares. Rampart Investment Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.05% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Daiwa Gru accumulated 59,105 shares. Eulav Asset Mngmt reported 11,600 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Commonwealth Fincl Bank Of Australia invested in 12,542 shares. Profund Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.02% stake. Moreover, Wedge Capital Mgmt L Lp Nc has 1.62% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Van Berkom Associates holds 1.59% or 399,556 shares in its portfolio. Qcm Cayman Ltd owns 2,550 shares. First Republic Investment Mgmt Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Gw Henssler And Assoc reported 7,598 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 0.08% or 60,444 shares in its portfolio. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Limited Liability has 2.49% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Moreover, Numeric Lc has 0.02% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS).

Lee Ainslie increased its stake in Universal Hlth Svcs Inc (UHS) by 8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Maverick Capital Ltd bought 434,334 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.47% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Lee Ainslie held 5.86 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $650.20M, up from 5.43M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd who had been investing in Universal Hlth Svcs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.17 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $117.67. About 586,101 shares traded. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 11.23% since January 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Maverick Capital Ltd, which manages about $14.71B and $7.88 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 2.73 million shares to 7.32 million shares, valued at $261.27 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 241,210 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.29M shares, and cut its stake in Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR).

More recent Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) news were published by: Philly.com which released: “Universal Health Services buying Mississippi psychiatric hospital” on December 26, 2017. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Universal Health Services (UHS) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA” on January 03, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Universal Health Grows Inorganically, Rising Costs a Drag” with publication date: December 27, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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

Among 22 analysts covering Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Universal Health Services Inc. has $166 highest and $114 lowest target. $135.65’s average target is 15.28% above currents $117.67 stock price. Universal Health Services Inc. had 54 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho downgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) on Wednesday, November 9 to “Neutral” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $145 target in Wednesday, April 5 report. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, March 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, November 9. Mizuho maintained the shares of UHS in report on Friday, January 22 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, October 2. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 4. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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