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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 12026.76. It is in the Hospitals industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 17.34, a forward P/E of 14.91 and EPS of 7.03. At a stock price of 122 (1.20%) it has a dividend yield of 0.33%.

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 8.80% and more long-term 8.60% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 4.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 13.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 6.80%.

For performance, Universal Health Services Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 0.37%. For the last month performance for Universal Health Services Inc. is -0.47%. While the last quarter is -7.37% and half year, 7.43%. Finally for the year, performance is -10.21%.

The 52-week high for Universal Health Services Inc., is at -13.31%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 21.31%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.15% and -0.99% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.93%, and for the month it is 1.70%. Universal Health Services Inc., has a target price of 148.87.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.81, and for total debt/equity Universal Health Services Inc. has 0.84. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 13.70%, the profit margin is 7.40%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 1.40%, with instituitional ownership at 94.30%. Universal Health Services Inc. has a payout ratio of 5.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 98.58. The shares float is 88.22, with the float short at 1.75%, with short ratio coming to 2.03.

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 16.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 148.87, 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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