Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC Has $14.86 Million Stake in Universal Health Services (UHS)

Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) by 18.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 125,500 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 28,700 shares during the quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC owned 0.13% of Universal Health Services worth $14,860,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in UHS. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 203.9% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 203,952 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $23,116,000 after acquiring an additional 136,838 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 4.7% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 326,741 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $37,037,000 after acquiring an additional 14,648 shares during the last quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC increased its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 92.8% during the fourth quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 6,856 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $777,000 after acquiring an additional 3,300 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 46.5% during the fourth quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 18,173 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $2,058,000 after acquiring an additional 5,770 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Reinhart Partners Inc. increased its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 7.4% during the fourth quarter. Reinhart Partners Inc. now owns 218,896 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $24,812,000 after acquiring an additional 15,003 shares during the last quarter. 87.53% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on UHS shares. Mizuho set a $137.00 target price on Universal Health Services and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 price objective (up from $122.00) on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on Universal Health Services from $124.00 to $120.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 27th. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $140.00 price objective (up from $135.00) on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Monday, March 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $130.00 price objective (up from $125.00) on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Friday, March 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. Universal Health Services currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $133.13.

Shares of Universal Health Services opened at $118.70 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 1.11. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.76, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.84. Universal Health Services has a fifty-two week low of $117.36 and a fifty-two week high of $118.02.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The health services provider reported $2.45 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.59 by ($0.14). The company had revenue of $2.69 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.75 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 7.34% and a return on equity of 15.24%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.10 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services will post 9.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 31st. Universal Health Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 5.31%.

Universal Health Services Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

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