TD Asset Management Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 1.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 204,209 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,142 shares during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. owned 0.21% of Universal Health Services worth $25,163,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of Universal Health Services by 13.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,634,852 shares of the company’s stock valued at $621,534,000 after buying an additional 546,464 shares during the last quarter. Fiera Capital Corp increased its stake in shares of Universal Health Services by 20,199.5% in the second quarter. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 352,805 shares of the company’s stock valued at $47,311,000 after buying an additional 351,067 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Universal Health Services by 8,716.0% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 272,590 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,556,000 after buying an additional 269,498 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP increased its stake in shares of Universal Health Services by 34.3% in the second quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 1,017,492 shares of the company’s stock valued at $136,445,000 after buying an additional 259,834 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hennessy Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services during the third quarter valued at approximately $27,432,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.69% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS) traded down 0.60% on Wednesday, reaching $122.44. The company had a trading volume of 92,721 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $122.23 and a 200 day moving average of $127.22. The stock has a market cap of $11.87 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.25 and a beta of 1.14. Universal Health Services Inc. has a one year low of $100.82 and a one year high of $139.77.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $1.60 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.08. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 7.31% and a return on equity of 16.35%. The business had revenue of $2.61 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.40 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.53 EPS. Universal Health Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Universal Health Services Inc. will post $7.34 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 29th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.32%. Universal Health Services’s payout ratio is 5.63%.

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UHS has been the topic of several analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $130.00 price objective on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Tuesday, August 30th. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Universal Health Services in a report on Tuesday, October 25th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 27th. Mizuho downgraded Universal Health Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $133.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, November 9th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. downgraded Universal Health Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $150.00 to $135.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 9th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Universal Health Services presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $141.00.

Universal Health Services Company Profile

Universal Health Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in owning and operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. Its segment is acute care hospital services and behavioral healthcare services.

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