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Today’s Large Cap Details for Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) of Hospitals

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11.9 B. 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 124.16 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 139.2. Volume today has so far reached 0, with an average volume of about 700.92. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.

The P/E ratio is 16.95, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.29. The current EPS for Universal Health Services, Inc., is 7.32, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 5.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.71%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Universal Health Services, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.64% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.41%. Quarter over quarter is 9.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 6.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.40% and institutional ownership is 94.70%. Shares outstanding is 95.84, while shares float is at a value of 87.35. Float short for Universal Health Services, Inc. is 3.13% and the short ratio is 3.9.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.8, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.82. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 12.90%. The profit margin is 7.20%.

Universal Health Services, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.20%, and on investment, 10.10%. Return on equity is 16.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.02. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.2, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.53 and Price/cash is 188.88, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 32.85.

The simple moving averages are 4.05% and 4.53% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -10.53% and the 52 week low is 24.51%.

Universal Health Services, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.32%, with a current price of 124.16. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 5.40%. 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 1.74%, with performance for the month coming to 6.22%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.93%, and for the half year the performance is -8.10%. Volatility for this week is 1.47% and for the month this is 1.77%.


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