U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, August 29th. The firm currently has a $64.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target price would indicate a potential upside of 5.87% from the company’s current price.

According to Zacks, “U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. operates outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics which provide post-operative care and treatment for a variety of orthopedic-related disorders and sports-related injuries. “

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on USPH. Jefferies Group LLC set a $65.00 price objective on U.S. Physical Therapy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on U.S. Physical Therapy in a research report on Monday, July 24th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $72.00 price objective on the stock. BidaskClub cut U.S. Physical Therapy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, July 16th. Finally, Barrington Research upgraded U.S. Physical Therapy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $68.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.60.

U.S. Physical Therapy (USPH) opened at 60.45 on Tuesday. U.S. Physical Therapy has a 52-week low of $51.96 and a 52-week high of $78.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $60.14 and a 200-day moving average of $63.80. The company has a market capitalization of $760.52 million, a P/E ratio of 38.26 and a beta of 1.07.

U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $104.25 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $102.93 million. U.S. Physical Therapy had a return on equity of 12.91% and a net margin of 5.65%. On average, equities analysts forecast that U.S. Physical Therapy will post $2.13 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, COO Glenn Mcdowell sold 2,598 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.00, for a total transaction of $148,086.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Lawrance W. Mcafee sold 3,000 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.04, for a total value of $186,120.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 13,266 shares of company stock worth $801,134. Company insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of USPH. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 166,319.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,554,353 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,501,000 after acquiring an additional 1,553,419 shares during the period. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK lifted its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 13.4% in the second quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 705,007 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,582,000 after acquiring an additional 83,253 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 10.4% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 668,074 shares of the company’s stock worth $40,352,000 after acquiring an additional 63,074 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 6.5% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 641,533 shares of the company’s stock worth $41,892,000 after acquiring an additional 39,290 shares during the period. Finally, Bridge City Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in the second quarter worth approximately $1,760,000. 95.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

U.S. Physical Therapy Company Profile

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre-and post-operative care, and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers and neurological-related injuries.

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