Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado Has $2.16 Million Position in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS)

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 0.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,687 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $2,159,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Creative Planning raised its position in Universal Health Services by 1.5% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,125 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the period. Intrust Bank NA bought a new position in Universal Health Services during the first quarter valued at about $202,000. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. bought a new position in Universal Health Services during the first quarter valued at about $202,000. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI bought a new position in Universal Health Services during the first quarter valued at about $205,000. Finally, Conning Inc. bought a new position in Universal Health Services during the first quarter valued at about $209,000. Institutional investors own 86.11% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE UHS) opened at 106.85 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $10.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.53 and a beta of 1.06. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $117.51 and its 200-day moving average price is $119.07. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 52 week low of $99.72 and a 52 week high of $129.74.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The health services provider reported $1.94 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.06 by $0.12. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.49% and a net margin of 7.10%. The business had revenue of $2.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.64 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.94 EPS. Universal Health Services’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post $7.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. Universal Health Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 5.44%.

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Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada cut their target price on Universal Health Services from $157.00 to $153.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 target price on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Citigroup Inc. cut their target price on Universal Health Services from $131.00 to $126.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on Universal Health Services in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $124.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $136.90.

Universal Health Services Company Profile

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

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