Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund Buys 2,839 Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS)

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund boosted its stake in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 15.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 21,572 shares of the health services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,839 shares during the period. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $2,634,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Andra AP fonden boosted its holdings in Universal Health Services by 34.1% in the second quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 24,800 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $3,028,000 after acquiring an additional 6,300 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its holdings in shares of Universal Health Services by 24.1% during the 2nd quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 4,814 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $588,000 after buying an additional 936 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Universal Health Services by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 208,367 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $25,437,000 after buying an additional 3,580 shares in the last quarter. GHP Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Universal Health Services by 10.2% during the 2nd quarter. GHP Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 20,593 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $2,514,000 after buying an additional 1,906 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Universal Health Services by 21.6% during the 2nd quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 2,193 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $243,000 after buying an additional 390 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.27% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE UHS) opened at 110.67 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $10.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.05 and a beta of 1.07. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $108.84 and its 200 day moving average is $117.47. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 52-week low of $99.72 and a 52-week high of $129.74.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The health services provider reported $1.94 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.06 by ($0.12). Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.49% and a net margin of 7.10%. The company had revenue of $2.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.64 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.94 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post $7.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.36%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 30th. Universal Health Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 5.44%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on UHS. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Universal Health Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub raised Universal Health Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Universal Health Services in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $124.00 price target for the company. 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 research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 price target on shares of Universal Health Services in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $134.55.

Universal Health Services 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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