QS Investors LLC held its stake in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,004 shares of the health services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. QS Investors LLC’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $489,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in Universal Health Services by 2.4% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,152 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $141,000 after purchasing an additional 27 shares in the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust boosted its holdings in Universal Health Services by 262.4% in the second quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 1,196 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $146,000 after purchasing an additional 866 shares in the last quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in Universal Health Services in the second quarter valued at approximately $150,000. Seven Bridges Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Universal Health Services in the second quarter valued at approximately $158,000. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. boosted its holdings in Universal Health Services by 1.3% in the second quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 1,644 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $201,000 after purchasing an additional 21 shares in the last quarter. 85.92% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE UHS) opened at 105.60 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $109.38 and its 200 day moving average price is $115.46. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 1-year low of $99.72 and a 1-year high of $129.74. The stock has a market cap of $10.10 billion, a PE ratio of 14.36 and a beta of 1.03.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last announced 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). The business had revenue of $2.61 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.64 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 7.10% and a return on equity of 15.49%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.94 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post $7.70 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 price target on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Friday, July 28th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price target on Universal Health Services from $131.00 to $126.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Universal Health Services in a research note on Monday. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Universal Health Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Universal Health Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $133.23.

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.

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

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