Dean Capital Investments Management LLC Has $613,000 Stock Position in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS)

Dean Capital Investments Management LLC reduced its position in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 6.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,122 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 288 shares during the period. Dean Capital Investments Management LLC’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $613,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. FTB Advisors Inc. increased its position in Universal Health Services by 102.9% in the 3rd quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 209 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $30,000 after acquiring an additional 106 shares in the last quarter. Pearl River Capital LLC bought a new position in Universal Health Services in the second quarter valued at approximately $35,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in Universal Health Services in the second quarter valued at approximately $47,000. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. lifted its stake in Universal Health Services by 74.0% in the second quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. now owns 362 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $47,000 after buying an additional 154 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pathstone Family Office LLC lifted its stake in Universal Health Services by 41.9% in the second quarter. Pathstone Family Office LLC now owns 423 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $55,000 after buying an additional 125 shares in the last quarter. 87.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on UHS. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $148.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Monday. Bank of America boosted their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $158.00 to $165.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $135.00 to $146.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 31st. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services to $165.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 30th. Finally, Barclays cut their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $145.00 to $138.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $149.75.

UHS traded up $0.76 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $140.00. 2,167 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 656,618. The stock has a market cap of $12.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 1.06. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a twelve month low of $112.79 and a twelve month high of $157.79. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $143.89 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $136.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.19.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 24th. The health services provider reported $1.99 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.30 by ($0.31). The firm had revenue of $2.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.77 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.80% and a net margin of 6.48%. Universal Health Services’s quarterly revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.23 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 9.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Universal Health Services Company 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.

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