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Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11884.13. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Universal Health Services Inc. is 123.26 (with a change from open of -0.12%), this in conjunction with a target price of 148.87. Volume today has so far reached 277783, with an average volume of about 775.28. The GAP for this stock, is -0.08%.

The P/E ratio is 17.56, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.09. The current EPS for Universal Health Services Inc., is 7.03, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 24.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 3.62%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Universal Health Services Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.80% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.60%. Quarter over quarter is 4.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 6.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 23.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 13.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.40% and institutional ownership is 94.40%. Shares outstanding is 96.22, while shares float is at a value of 88.22. Float short for Universal Health Services Inc. is 2.00% and the short ratio is 2.28.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.81, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.84. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is 13.70%. The profit margin is 7.40%.

Universal Health Services Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.40%, and on investment, 11.30%. Return on equity is 16.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.04. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.26, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.79 and Price/cash is 211.09, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 14.95.

The simple moving averages are -2.81% and 0.04% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.41% and the 52 week low is 22.56%.

Universal Health Services Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.32%, with a current price of 123.26. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 5.60%. This is in an industry, Hospitals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Universal Health Services Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Hospitals industry means that Universal Health Services Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 2.83%, with performance for the month coming to 2.29%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.82%, and for the half year the performance is -10.86%. Volatility for this week is 2.09% and for the month this is 1.67%.

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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