Voya Investment Management LLC increased its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) by 19.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,220 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 832 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in U.S. Physical Therapy were worth $315,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in USPH. OppenheimerFunds Inc. increased its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 21.3% in the 1st quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 3,736 shares of the company’s stock valued at $244,000 after acquiring an additional 656 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 2.4% in the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 29,647 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,936,000 after acquiring an additional 684 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 1.0% in the 1st quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 20,701 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,352,000 after acquiring an additional 201 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 5.3% in the 1st quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 7,150 shares of the company’s stock valued at $467,000 after acquiring an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of U.S. Physical Therapy by 6.5% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 641,533 shares of the company’s stock valued at $41,892,000 after acquiring an additional 39,290 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.96% of the company’s stock.

Shares of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE USPH) opened at $68.50 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $858.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.93 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a current ratio of 2.04. U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. has a one year low of $56.50 and a one year high of $78.00.

U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $103.03 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $102.69 million. U.S. Physical Therapy had a return on equity of 13.37% and a net margin of 5.29%. equities research analysts forecast that U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. U.S. Physical Therapy’s dividend payout ratio is 48.19%.

In other U.S. Physical Therapy news, CFO Lawrance W. Mcafee sold 5,200 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.37, for a total transaction of $345,124.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, COO Glenn Mcdowell sold 2,598 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.00, for a total transaction of $148,086.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 26,266 shares of company stock worth $1,703,306 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

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A number of brokerages have commented on USPH. Barrington Research lowered shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price target on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $65.00 price target on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. U.S. Physical Therapy currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.00.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH)

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