Live Ownership Coverage: Universal Health Services Inc (NYSE:UHS) Stock Price Down as Sentiment Worsens

November 28, 2016 - By Nellie Frank   ·   0 Comments

Live Ownership Coverage: Universal Health Services Inc (NYSE:UHS) Stock Price Down as Sentiment  Worsens

Sentiment for Universal Health Services Inc (NYSE:UHS)

Universal Health Services Inc (NYSE:UHS) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.32, from 1.01 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 201 investment professionals increased or opened new holdings, while 199 sold and reduced stakes in Universal Health Services Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now have: 81.01 million shares, down from 84.07 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Universal Health Services Inc in their top 10 holdings decreased from 10 to 8 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 34 Reduced: 165 Increased: 147 New Position: 54.

Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $12.00 billion. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in owning and operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. It has a 17.29 P/E ratio. The Company’s segment is acute care hospital services and behavioral healthcare services.

About 235,329 shares traded hands. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 3.63% since April 25, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.64% the S&P500.

Analysts await Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $1.82 EPS, up 6.43% or $0.11 from last year’s $1.71 per share. UHS’s profit will be $178.11M for 16.84 P/E if the $1.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.60 actual EPS reported by Universal Health Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.75% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “The principal business of Universal Health Services, Inc. is owning and operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, ambulatory surgery centers, radiation oncology centers and women’s centers. Services provided by the Company’s hospitals include general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services and behavioral health services.”

Westport Asset Management Inc holds 22.2% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. for 179,366 shares. Westport Advisers Llc owns 400,827 shares or 9.91% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Maverick Capital Ltd has 5.04% invested in the company for 2.77 million shares. The Massachusetts-based Sirios Capital Management L P has invested 3.72% in the stock. Destrier Capital Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 40,000 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $3.12 million net activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Universal Health Services Inc.’s analysts are positive. Out of 14 Wall Street analysts rating Universal Health Services Inc., 7 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 7 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $133 while the high is $166. The stock’s average target of $149 is 21.50% above today’s ($122.63) share price. UHS was included in 26 notes of analysts from August 4, 2015. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann given on Monday, June 13. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Suisse. Mizuho downgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) on Wednesday, November 9 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Mizuho. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 9 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, September 21 by Leerink Swann. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $164 target price in Wednesday, August 5 report. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 9 by Avondale. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 29 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, April 29 report.

UHS Company Profile

Universal Health Services, Inc., incorporated on January 8, 1979, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in owning and operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. The Company’s segment is acute care hospital services and behavioral healthcare services. The Other segment includes centralized services, including information services, purchasing, reimbursement, accounting, taxation, legal, advertising, design and construction and patient accounting, as well as the operating results for its other operating entities, including outpatient surgery and radiation centers. The Company’s services include 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. The Firm provides capital resources, as well as a range of management services to its facilities, including central purchasing, information services, finance and control systems, facilities planning, physician recruitment services, administrative personnel management, marketing and public relations. The Firm owns and operates approximately 24 inpatient acute care hospitals, three free-standing emergency departments, and 213 inpatient and 16 outpatient behavioral healthcare facilities. The Firm also manages and owns outright or in partnerships with physicians, approximately four surgical hospitals, and surgery and radiation oncology centers located in four states.

More notable recent Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Universal Health Services, Inc. To Present At Citi’s 2016 Global Healthcare …” on November 18, 2016, also Forbes.com with their article: “The Supreme Court’s ‘Universal Health’ Ruling: A Net Win For Federal …” published on June 17, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results …” on October 26, 2016. More interesting news about Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) were released by: Reviewjournal.com and their article: “Universal Health Services buys Desert View Hospital in Pahrump” published on August 17, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Universal Health Services, Inc. Expands Acute Care Operations In Nevada” with publication date: August 16, 2016.

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