Sirios Capital Management L P increased its position in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 20.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 487,226 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 82,008 shares during the period. Universal Health Services comprises 3.0% of Sirios Capital Management L P’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest position. Sirios Capital Management L P owned 0.51% of Universal Health Services worth $59,481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 2,820.7% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,626,205 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $824,629,000 after buying an additional 6,399,332 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 24.3% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,418,541 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $549,888,000 after buying an additional 863,633 shares during the period. Jana Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 19.3% in the first quarter. Jana Partners LLC now owns 2,449,017 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $304,780,000 after buying an additional 397,047 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 3.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 8,777,699 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $1,092,385,000 after buying an additional 255,063 shares during the period. Finally, Boston Partners boosted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 23.6% in the first quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,288,645 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $160,372,000 after buying an additional 245,883 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.41% of the company’s stock.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) traded up 0.23% during trading on Friday, reaching $108.87. The company had a trading volume of 22,103 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average is $114.24 and its 200 day moving average is $118.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.80 and a beta of 1.06. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 52 week low of $99.72 and a 52 week high of $129.74.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The health services provider reported $1.94 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.06 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $2.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.64 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.49% and a net margin of 7.10%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.94 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post $7.72 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.37%. Universal Health Services’s payout ratio is 5.44%.

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UHS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $137.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their target price on Universal Health Services from $157.00 to $153.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on Universal Health Services from $131.00 to $126.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub cut Universal Health Services from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Universal Health Services in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $124.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Universal Health Services has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $135.90.

Universal Health Services Company Profile

Universal Health Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s principal business is owning and operating, through its subsidiaries, acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities, and behavioral healthcare facilities. The Company’s segments include Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Services and Other.

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

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