What’s Propelling U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (USPH) to Reach Record High?

April 25, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 21 investors sold U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 11.23 million shares or 3.00% more from 10.90 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) for 496,538 shares. Atlantic Trust Gp Inc Ltd Llc stated it has 75 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Victory reported 0% stake. Legal & General Grp Public Limited Liability Corp reported 22,904 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Aqr Capital Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) for 4,831 shares. 106 are owned by Wealthtrust. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans invested in 7,834 shares or 0% of the stock. Ny State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 13,200 shares. Scout Invs accumulated 80,570 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Envestnet Asset Inc stated it has 3,704 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Arizona State Retirement System owns 21,145 shares. Advisory Ser Ltd holds 0% or 30 shares. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc invested in 121,290 shares. Cadence Cap Lc has invested 0.13% in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH). Ameriprise Financial holds 0% of its portfolio in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) for 74,695 shares.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $4.22 million activity. McDowell Glenn had sold 1,179 shares worth $98,175. Shares for $1.04 million were sold by READING CHRISTOPHER J on Friday, March 9. Another trade for 6,100 shares valued at $527,894 was made by PULLINS JERALD L on Friday, March 9. Harris Bernard A Jr also sold $519,153 worth of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) on Friday, March 9. Shares for $305,873 were sold by Trier Clayton on Tuesday, December 12.

The stock of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) reached all time high today, Apr, 25 and still has $99.30 target or 7.00 % above today’s $92.80 share price. This indicates more upside for the $1.18 billion company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $99.30 PT is reached, the company will be worth $82.32 million more.
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The stock decreased 1.95% or $1.85 during the last trading session, reaching $92.8. About 158,753 shares traded or 189.53% up from the average. U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) has risen 26.09% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.54% the S&P500.

Analysts await U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) to report earnings on May, 3 before the open. They expect $0.55 EPS, up 7.84 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.51 per share. USPH’s profit will be $6.97 million for 42.18 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual EPS reported by U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.24 % EPS growth.

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering US Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. US Physical Therapy had 3 analyst reports since November 2, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, February 23. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Thursday, November 2. Barrington downgraded U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) on Friday, November 3 to “Hold” rating.

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.18 billion. The Company’s clinics 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. It has a 52.73 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the firm owned and operated 540 outpatient physical therapy clinics in 42 states; and managed 20 physical therapy facilities for unaffiliated third parties, including hospitals and physician groups.

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