Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Thursday, October 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $2.00 per share for the quarter.

Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 25th. The health services provider reported $2.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.39 by $0.08. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B had a return on equity of 15.74% and a net margin of 7.68%. The firm had revenue of $2.68 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.72 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.94 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B to post $10 EPS for the current fiscal year and $10 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of NYSE:UHS opened at $125.64 on Thursday. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B has a 12-month low of $95.26 and a 12-month high of $132.63. The stock has a market cap of $11.93 billion, a PE ratio of 16.69, a P/E/G ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

Several analysts recently issued reports on UHS shares. TheStreet raised Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Bank of America raised Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $128.00 to $155.00 in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from $120.00 to $122.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Barclays started coverage on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $135.00 target price on the stock. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $135.27.

About Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B

Universal Health Services, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services.

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Earnings History for Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS)

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