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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Universal Health Services Inc., UHS

Universal Health Services Inc., UHS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Hospitals in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Universal Health Services Inc., UHS  has a market cap of 11677.73. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Universal Health Services Inc., UHS performance year to date is 1.43%. Today Universal Health Services Inc., UHS has gained 0.11%, with a current price of 120.9.

Ownership of the company is 1.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 5.60%. Return of assets are at 7.40%, with return on investment at 11.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Universal Health Services Inc., UHS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.81. While Total debt/equity is 0.84. With a profit margin of 7.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 13.70%. Universal Health Services Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Universal Health Services Inc., UHS has seen a EPS growth of 24.60%. A performance for the year of -6.92%. The 52-week high is -13.36%, and the 52-week low is 20.21%. The average volume for Universal Health Services Inc., UHS is 653000.

With a target price of 147.36, can Universal Health Services Inc., UHS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Universal Health Services Inc., UHS. Universal Health Services Inc. has a P/E of 17.19 and a forward P/E of 14.8. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2. Universal Health Services Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.24 and 2.73 respectively. For P/cash, Universal Health Services Inc. has a value of 207.42, while it is 14.69 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 120.9, Universal Health Services Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.33%. We see a return on equity of 16.50%.

Looking more long-term Universal Health Services Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.65% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 24.60% for this year and for the last five years a 23.60% growth has been seen.

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