BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA decreased its holdings in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 33.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 104,900 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 53,243 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA owned approximately 0.11% of Universal Health Services worth $11,638,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of UHS. Creative Planning boosted its stake in Universal Health Services by 2.4% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,152 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $141,000 after buying an additional 27 shares during the period. Grove Bank & Trust boosted its stake in Universal Health Services by 262.4% during the second quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 1,196 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 866 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in Universal Health Services during the second quarter valued at $150,000. Seven Bridges Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Universal Health Services during the second quarter valued at $158,000. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. boosted its stake in Universal Health Services by 1.3% during the second quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 1,644 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $201,000 after buying an additional 21 shares during the period. 85.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Leerink Swann lifted their price objective on Universal Health Services from $130.00 to $132.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Universal Health Services from $120.00 to $114.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Universal Health Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on Universal Health Services in a research report on Monday, October 16th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $125.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $147.00 price target on shares of Universal Health Services in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. Universal Health Services currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $127.79.
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Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE UHS) opened at $97.76 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $9,346.45, a PE ratio of 13.06, a PEG ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a twelve month low of $95.59 and a twelve month high of $129.74.
Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The health services provider reported $1.49 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.76 by ($0.27). The company had revenue of $2.51 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.60 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.13% and a net margin of 6.90%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.60 EPS. research analysts expect that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 7.36 EPS for the current year.
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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