U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. (NYSE:USPH) COO Glenn Mcdowell sold 4,047 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.15, for a total value of $247,474.05. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. (NYSE:USPH) traded down 0.40% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $62.00. The stock had a trading volume of 29,158 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $60.39 and a 200-day moving average price of $60.08. The company has a market cap of $776.30 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.12 and a beta of 0.85. U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. has a one year low of $45.62 and a one year high of $64.89.

U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) last announced its 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 return on equity of 11.54% and a net margin of 6.84%. The firm had revenue of $88.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $33.94 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.47 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. will post $1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH)

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, November 18th will be given a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 16th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.09%. U.S. Physical Therapy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.05%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 1.5% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 2,770 shares of the company’s stock worth $174,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 1.6% in the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 6,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $391,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Eqis Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 0.6% in the second quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 18,914 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,139,000 after buying an additional 107 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 2.1% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,870 shares of the company’s stock worth $368,000 after buying an additional 121 shares during the period. Finally, Albert D Mason Inc. raised its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 0.5% in the second quarter. Albert D Mason Inc. now owns 30,544 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,839,000 after buying an additional 147 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.24% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on USPH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised U.S. Physical Therapy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. JMP Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Jefferies Group cut their price objective on U.S. Physical Therapy to $60.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Finally, Barrington Research lowered U.S. Physical Therapy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th.

U.S. Physical Therapy Company Profile

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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