Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (UHS) PT Lowered to $130.00 at Barclays

Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) had its price target cut by Barclays from $135.00 to $130.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have an equal weight rating on the health services provider’s stock.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on UHS. TheStreet raised Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a c+ rating to a b rating in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $139.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Citigroup cut their price objective on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from $145.00 to $140.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Monday. Bank of America raised Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a neutral rating to a buy rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $128.00 to $155.00 in a research report on Tuesday, September 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from $120.00 to $122.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $136.31.

NYSE UHS traded up $1.42 on Monday, reaching $120.17. The stock had a trading volume of 19,527 shares, compared to its average volume of 729,839. The firm has a market cap of $10.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.00, a PEG ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B has a 12-month low of $95.26 and a 12-month high of $132.63.



Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The health services provider reported $2.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.01 by $0.22. The company had revenue of $2.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.68 billion. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B had a return on equity of 16.33% and a net margin of 7.89%. Analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B will post 9.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 1.0% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,529,283 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $727,623,000 after purchasing an additional 63,817 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 16.9% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,123,674 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $459,542,000 after purchasing an additional 596,965 shares in the last quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 37.0% during the second quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 1,267,363 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $141,234,000 after purchasing an additional 342,013 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 0.8% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,237,237 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $137,887,000 after purchasing an additional 9,418 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 3.4% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,202,715 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $134,031,000 after purchasing an additional 39,531 shares in the last quarter. 87.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B

Universal Health Services, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services.

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