Recent Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Universal Health Services (UHS)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) recently:

  • 11/10/2017 – Universal Health Services had its price target lowered by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from $126.00 to $125.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 11/2/2017 – Universal Health Services is now covered by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They set an “outperform” rating and a $126.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Universal Health Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $122.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Universal Health Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $117.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Universal Health Services had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $126.00 to $114.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Universal Health Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $126.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/16/2017 – Universal Health Services is now covered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They set an “outperform” rating and a $125.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/11/2017 – Universal Health Services is now covered by analysts at Stephens. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $120.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/3/2017 – Universal Health Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $147.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/26/2017 – Universal Health Services was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Universal Health’s shares have underperformed the industry in last one year. The company is exposed to integration risks owing to several acquisitions. Further, its highly leveraged balance sheet is a major headwind. It is also expected to witness margin contraction at both acute care and behavioral hospitals. Universal Health has also lowered its 2017 EPS guidance following the lackluster second-quarter 2017 results. The company has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2017 and 2018 earnings being revised downward in the last 60 days.”
  • 9/22/2017 – Universal Health Services had its price target raised by analysts at Leerink Swann from $130.00 to $132.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.

Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE UHS) traded down $0.76 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $97.00. 1,121,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 778,131. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a one year low of $95.59 and a one year high of $129.74. The stock has a market cap of $9,351.23, a PE ratio of 13.07, a P/E/G ratio of 2.23 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a current ratio of 1.26.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The health services provider reported $1.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.76 by ($0.27). Universal Health Services had a net margin of 6.90% and a return on equity of 15.13%. The business had revenue of $2.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.60 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.60 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 7.36 earnings per share for the current year.

Universal Health Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s principal business is owning and operating, through its subsidiaries, acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities, and behavioral healthcare facilities. The Company’s segments include Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Services and Other.

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