SG Americas Securities LLC Buys 10,018 Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)

SG Americas Securities LLC grew its stake in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 63.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,754 shares of the health services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,018 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $3,445,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of UHS. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. bought a new stake in Universal Health Services during the first quarter worth $49,000. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Universal Health Services by 40.0% during the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 364 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $43,000 after acquiring an additional 104 shares during the period. Doyle Wealth Management bought a new stake in Universal Health Services during the fourth quarter worth $58,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its holdings in Universal Health Services by 191.1% during the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 553 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $71,000 after acquiring an additional 363 shares during the period. Finally, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd bought a new stake in Universal Health Services during the fourth quarter worth $93,000. Institutional investors own 75.86% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:UHS opened at $123.00 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 1.09. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 1 year low of $109.37 and a 1 year high of $142.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.91, a PEG ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 1.06.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The health services provider reported $2.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.62 by ($0.17). Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 16.21% and a net margin of 7.26%. The firm had revenue of $2.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.82 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.45 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 9.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

UHS has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price target on Universal Health Services from $147.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 15th. Mizuho set a $150.00 price target on Universal Health Services and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 28th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on Universal Health Services from $140.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. Finally, UBS Group lifted their price target on Universal Health Services from $156.00 to $161.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Universal Health Services has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $144.20.

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Universal Health Services Profile

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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