Sirios Capital Management L P raised its holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 35.9% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 701,618 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 185,306 shares during the period. Universal Health Services makes up about 3.9% of Sirios Capital Management L P’s holdings, making the stock its 5th largest position. Sirios Capital Management L P’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $79,528,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of UHS. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services in the fourth quarter valued at $127,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services during the third quarter worth about $205,000. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services during the third quarter worth about $228,000. IFM Investors Pty Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services during the third quarter worth about $303,000. Finally, Advanced Asset Management Advisors Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services during the fourth quarter worth about $340,000. Institutional investors own 86.05% of the company’s stock.
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) opened at $115.89 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a twelve month low of $95.26 and a twelve month high of $129.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,050.00, a PE ratio of 16.01, a P/E/G ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.88.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.35%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. Universal Health Services’s dividend payout ratio is currently 5.50%.
A number of analysts have recently commented 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. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 target price on shares of Universal Health Services in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Citigroup upgraded Universal Health Services from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Credit Suisse Group cut their target price on Universal Health Services from $126.00 to $125.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co started coverage on Universal Health Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $144.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Universal Health Services presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $131.20.
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Universal Health Services 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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