Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS)’s share price was down 5.6% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $125.94 and last traded at $130.50, with a volume of 2,084,159 shares. The stock had previously closed at $138.28.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on UHS shares. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 target price (up from $140.00) on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $140.00 target price on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $144.36.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $134.97 and its 200-day moving average is $124.33. The company has a market capitalization of $12.67 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.77.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.94. The firm had revenue of $2.43 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.47 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.85 earnings per share. Universal Health Services’s revenue was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Universal Health Services Inc. will post $7.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.31%.

In other news, SVP Debra K. Osteen sold 18,749 shares of Universal Health Services stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $135.81, for a total transaction of $2,546,301.69. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 88,440 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,011,036.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Debra K. Osteen sold 6,756 shares of Universal Health Services stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.27, for a total value of $934,152.12. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 105,940 shares in the company, valued at $14,648,323.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in UHS. Advantus Capital Management Inc boosted its stake in Universal Health Services by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 8,771 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,048,000 after buying an additional 59 shares during the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Universal Health Services by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 10,221 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,221,000 after buying an additional 62 shares during the last quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Universal Health Services by 9.2% in the fourth quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 13,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,565,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its stake in Universal Health Services by 16.6% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 21,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,515,000 after buying an additional 2,999 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,916,000.

Universal Health Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in owning and operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. Its segment is acute care hospital services and behavioral healthcare services.

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