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Is Universal Health Services Inc.(NYSE: UHS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Universal Health Services Inc. is in the Hospitals industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Universal Health Services Inc., is 714.93, and so far today it has a volume of 1034205. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 8.58%.

To help you determine whether Universal Health Services Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.4 and forward P/E is 15.78. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Universal Health Services Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.09. P/S ratio is 1.34 and the P/B ratio is 2.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 224.14 and 15.88 respectively.

At the current price Universal Health Services Inc. is trading at, 128.15 (-1.07% today), Universal Health Services Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.31%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 4.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 7.04, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.02% after growing 24.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 4.70%, and 6.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 97.42, and the number of shares float is 87.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.50%, and institutional ownership is at 93.90%. The float short is 1.93%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.37. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.40%, and also a return on investment of 11.30%.

The ability for Universal Health Services Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.81 and total debt/equity is 0.84. In terms of margins, Universal Health Services Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 13.70%, and Universal Health Services Inc. has a profit margin of 7.40%.

The 52 week high is -13.47%, with 27.32% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.84% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.01%.

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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