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Universal Health Services Inc (NYSE:UHS) Q2 2017 Sentiment Report

Universal Health Services Inc (NYSE:UHS) Q2 2017 Sentiment Report”

Moreover, Endurant Capital Management Lp has 3.81% invested in the company for 110,400 shares. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $7.36 and is estimated to be $7.73 for the current year with 95,657,000 shares now outstanding.

The most current P/E ratio is 14.86 and the market cap is 10.45B.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) in a research note published on Thursday, September 7th. It has underperformed by 27.93% the S&P500. Cheyne Capital Management Uk Llp sold 9,035 shares as the company's stock rose 9.25% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jonathan Lourie held 443,178 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $28.82 million, down from 452,213 at the end of the previous reported quarter. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $0 per share.

Morgan Stanley began new coverage on Universal Health Services, Inc. giving the company a "equal weight" rating. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 50% are positive. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $1.99 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $8.40. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $147.00 price target on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Collecting that bid as the premium represents a 2.6% return against the $95 commitment, or a 4.5% annualized rate of return (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost ). The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th.

Amid volatile financial markets and the presidential election, various investment brokerages have made amendments to their price targets and ratings on shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 27 with "Outperform". As per Wednesday, April 5, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.

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12/08/2016 - Universal Health Services, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. (NYSE:UHS) has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Wednesday, November 9 by Avondale. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Receive News & Ratings for Universal Health Services Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 12 month low of $99.72 and a 12 month high of $129.74.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q2. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st were given a $0.10 dividend. It dropped, as 40 investors sold UHS shares while 132 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. BOKF NA purchased a new position in shares of Universal Health Services during the third quarter worth $202,000. (NYSE:UHS). Nationwide Fund accumulated 0.08% or 158,057 shares. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,050,651 shares. Citigroup initiated Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). National Pension invested in 94,511 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Point72 Asset Management, L.p. now holds 180,400 shares valued at $22,023,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in Universal Health Services during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $150,000. (NYSE:UHS) by 68.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Dupont Capital has 7,108 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Selling a put does not give an investor access to UHS's upside potential the way owning shares would, because the put seller only ends up owning shares in the scenario where the contract is exercised. 14,055 were accumulated by Impact Advsrs. Maverick Capital Ltd owns 5.43 million shares or 8.31% of their USA portfolio.

Among 17 analysts covering Reynolds American Inc. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $134.33. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UHS in report on Thursday, October 29 with "Outperform" rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to "Buy" on Friday, August 21.

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