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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS)?

The company in question is, Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS) currently with a stock price of 121.53 (-0.71% today). The market cap for Universal Health Services Inc. is 12066.19, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Hospitals industry. The target price for Universal Health Services Inc. is 148.87. Currently Universal Health Services Inc. is trading with a P/E of 17.4, and a forward P/E of 14.96. Average volume for Universal Health Services Inc. is 747.43 and so far today it is 90603.

Performance in the last year for Universal Health Services Inc. has been -7.81%. For EPS growth, Universal Health Services Inc. has seen a growth of 24.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.80%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 23.60% over the last five years and could be 8.60% for the next five years. Universal Health Services Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 6.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 4.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.87%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.39%.

Since the IPO date for Universal Health Services Inc. on the 3/26/1990, Universal Health Services Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 2.69%. With Universal Health Services Inc. trading at 121.53, the dividend yield is 0.33%, and the EPS is 7.03.

So could Universal Health Services Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.4. The PEG is 2.02, P/S is 1.28 and the P/B is at 2.76. The P/cash is 214.32, with P/free cash flow at 15.18.

Universal Health Services Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.81, and total debt/equity at 0.84.

In terms of margins, Universal Health Services Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 13.70% and a profit margin of 7.40%.Payout ratio for Universal Health Services Inc. is 5.60%. Return on assets come to 7.40% with return on investment coming to 11.30%.

Insider ownership for Universal Health Services Inc., is at 1.40% and institutional ownership comes to 94.30%. Outstanding shares are at 98.58. While shares float is 88.22. The float short is currently 1.75%, and short ratio is 2.06.

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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