U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. (NYSE:USPH) CFO Lawrance W. Mcafee sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.55, for a total transaction of $125,100.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Lawrance W. Mcafee also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, November 10th, Lawrance W. Mcafee sold 2,000 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.04, for a total transaction of $116,080.00.
  • On Monday, September 19th, Lawrance W. Mcafee sold 2,000 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.00, for a total transaction of $128,000.00.
  • On Thursday, August 25th, Lawrance W. Mcafee sold 2,000 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.50, for a total transaction of $125,000.00.

Shares of U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. (NYSE:USPH) traded up 0.16% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $63.05. 127,295 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $789.45 million, a P/E ratio of 32.67 and a beta of 0.85. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $60.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $60.42. U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. has a 52 week low of $45.62 and a 52 week high of $64.89.

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

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

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 16th. U.S. Physical Therapy’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.05%.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 13.7% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 1,733 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 209 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in U.S. Physical Therapy by 115.3% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 1,701 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 911 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in U.S. Physical Therapy by 28.0% in the third quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,830 shares of the company’s stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC acquired a new position in U.S. Physical Therapy during the second quarter worth approximately $147,000. Finally, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in U.S. Physical Therapy during the third quarter worth approximately $154,000. Institutional investors own 93.24% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. 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. Barrington Research lowered shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, JMP Securities restated a “hold” rating on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a research report on Monday, November 7th.

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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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