U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. (NYSE:USPH) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, November 18th will be paid a dividend of 0.17 per share on Friday, December 2nd. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 16th.

U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) opened at 57.75 on Friday. U.S. Physical Therapy has a 12 month low of $45.62 and a 12 month high of $64.89. The stock has a market capitalization of $723.09 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.92 and a beta of 0.85. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $60.47 and a 200 day moving average price of $59.69.

U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.03. U.S. Physical Therapy had a net margin of 6.84% and a return on equity of 11.54%. The company had revenue of $88.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $33.94 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.47 earnings per share. U.S. Physical Therapy’s revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that U.S. Physical Therapy will post $1.93 earnings per share for the current year.

Dividend History for U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH)

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on USPH. Barrington Research downgraded shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. JMP Securities reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a research report on Monday. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $65.00 price target on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th.

In other U.S. Physical Therapy news, CEO Christopher J. Reading sold 8,000 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.01, for a total value of $512,080.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Lawrance W. Mcafee sold 2,000 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.00, for a total transaction of $128,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 3.3% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 577,382 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,765,000 after buying an additional 18,585 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 3.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Investment Management LLC now owns 53,428 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,217,000 after buying an additional 1,993 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 546.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,749 shares of the company’s stock valued at $346,000 after buying an additional 4,860 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 0.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 873,121 shares of the company’s stock valued at $52,571,000 after buying an additional 7,541 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Group LTD boosted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 6.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 13,723 shares of the company’s stock valued at $826,000 after buying an additional 828 shares during the last quarter. 93.51% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About U.S. Physical Therapy

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre-and post-operative care, and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers and neurological-related injuries.

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