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How has Universal Health Services Inc.:(NYSE:UHS) performed recently?

Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 12902.8. It is in the Hospitals industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 19.03, a forward P/E of 16.19 and EPS of 6.95. At a stock price of 132.35 (-0.89%) it has a dividend yield of 0.30%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 23.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by 24.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.85% and more long-term 8.67% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 11.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 13.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 10.10%.

For performance, Universal Health Services Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 2.31%. For the last month performance for Universal Health Services Inc. is -2.24%. While the last quarter is 7.96% and half year, 12.42%. Finally for the year, performance is -6.77%.

The 52-week high for Universal Health Services Inc., is at -10.64%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 31.49%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.23% and 7.81% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.82%, and for the month it is 2.03%. Universal Health Services Inc., has a target price of 148.38.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.65, and for total debt/equity Universal Health Services Inc. has 0.76. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 13.90%, the profit margin is 7.50%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 1.50%, with instituitional ownership at 93.60%. Universal Health Services Inc. has a payout ratio of 5.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 97.49. The shares float is 87.89, with the float short at 1.77%, with short ratio coming to 2.21.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Universal Health Services Inc., get 7.40%, with its returns on investment at 11.30%. Return on equity is 16.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 148.38, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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