Fidelis Capital Partners LLC Makes New Investment in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS)

Fidelis Capital Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHSFree Report) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 251 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $46,000.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UHS. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services in the first quarter valued at about $32,000. Mather Group LLC. acquired a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services in the first quarter valued at about $36,000. Denali Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services in the first quarter valued at about $37,000. GAMMA Investing LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services in the fourth quarter valued at about $42,000. Finally, Kapitalo Investimentos Ltda acquired a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services in the fourth quarter valued at about $55,000. 86.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Universal Health Services Stock Up 0.2 %

UHS stock opened at $180.91 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.38, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. The stock has a market cap of $12.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.33, a PEG ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 1.28. The company’s 50 day moving average is $182.36 and its two-hundred day moving average is $171.06. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a twelve month low of $119.90 and a twelve month high of $194.02.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHSGet Free Report) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 24th. The health services provider reported $3.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.14 by $0.56. The business had revenue of $3.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.78 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 5.57% and a return on equity of 13.34%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.34 earnings per share. Research analysts expect that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 13.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Universal Health Services Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 3rd were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.44%. Universal Health Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 6.78%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. StockNews.com cut shares of Universal Health Services from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft dropped their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $208.00 to $203.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued an “underweight” rating and issued a $162.00 price objective on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Tuesday. TD Cowen upped their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $181.00 to $183.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upped their price objective on shares of Universal Health Services from $195.00 to $200.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, March 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $193.57.

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

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