Neuberger Berman Group LLC lowered its stake in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 8.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 18,030 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 1,623 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $2,201,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 8.5% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 1,845 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $225,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 1.9% in the second quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 15,921 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $1,943,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 15.2% in the second quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund now owns 21,572 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $2,634,000 after buying an additional 2,839 shares during the last quarter. Andra AP fonden lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 34.1% in the second quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 24,800 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $3,028,000 after buying an additional 6,300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 24.1% in the second quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 4,814 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $588,000 after buying an additional 936 shares during the last quarter. 85.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE UHS) opened at 111.57 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $10.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.17 and a beta of 1.07. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $108.83 and its 200 day moving average price is $117.58. 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 (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.06 by ($0.12). The firm had revenue of $2.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.64 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 7.10% and a return on equity of 15.49%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.94 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post $7.73 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.36%. Universal Health Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 5.44%.

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UHS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on Universal Health Services from $120.00 to $114.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Universal Health Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. TheStreet lowered Universal Health Services from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $147.00 price objective on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $134.55.

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.

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

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