LSV Asset Management Has $131.52 Million Stake in Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)

LSV Asset Management raised its holdings in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 325.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 983,208 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 751,959 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $131,523,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in UHS. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services in the 1st quarter valued at about $49,000. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its stake in Universal Health Services by 40.0% during the 4th quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 364 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $43,000 after acquiring an additional 104 shares during the last quarter. Doyle Wealth Management purchased a new stake in Universal Health Services during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $58,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its stake in Universal Health Services by 191.1% during the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 553 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $71,000 after acquiring an additional 363 shares during the last quarter. Finally, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd purchased a new stake in Universal Health Services during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $93,000. 74.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

UHS stock opened at $121.88 on Monday. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 52-week low of $109.37 and a 52-week high of $142.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.18. The firm has a market cap of $13.34 billion, a PE ratio of 12.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.06.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The health services provider reported $2.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the 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 business had revenue of $2.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.82 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $2.45 EPS. Universal Health Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 9.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.33%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. Universal Health Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 4.20%.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on UHS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 2nd. Robert W. Baird increased their target price on Universal Health Services from $140.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 28th. Mizuho set a $150.00 target price on Universal Health Services and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 28th. Citigroup increased their target price on Universal Health Services from $140.00 to $164.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co upped 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. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $144.20.

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About Universal Health Services

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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