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How to buy Universal Health Services stock

Learn how to easily invest in Universal Health Services stock.

Universal Health Services is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Universal Health Services shares (UHS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Universal Health Services employs 93,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $13.8 billion.

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Universal Health Services stock price (NYSE: UHS)

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Universal Health Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-09-22.
Latest market close$127.02
52-week range$82.01 - $158.34
50-day moving average $135.40
200-day moving average $138.00
Wall St. target price$156.27
PE ratio 13.1748
Dividend yield $0.8 (0.62%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.61

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Is it a good time to buy Universal Health Services stock?

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Universal Health Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $127.02 from 2023-09-22

1 week (2023-09-15) 0.70%
1 month (2023-08-24) -2.39%
3 months (2023-06-23) -16.12%
6 months (2023-03-24) 3.58%
1 year (2022-09-23) 38.44%
2 years (2021-09-23) -12.05%
3 years (2020-09-24) 24.27%
5 years (2018-09-24) 1.09%

Is Universal Health Services stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Universal Health Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Universal Health Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Universal Health Services financials

Revenue TTM $13.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.36%
Gross profit TTM $5.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.34%
Return on equity TTM 11.27%
Profit margin 5.02%
Book value $87.72
Market Capitalization $8.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Universal Health Services share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 7.67% of net profits

Recently Universal Health Services has paid out, on average, around 7.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.62% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Universal Health Services shareholders could enjoy a 0.62% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Universal Health Services's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

While Universal Health Services's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Universal Health Services is investing more in its future growth.

Universal Health Services's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Universal Health Services's shares ever split?

Universal Health Services's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 December 2009. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Universal Health Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Universal Health Services shares which in turn could have impacted Universal Health Services's share price.

Universal Health Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Universal Health Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $82.0139 up to $158.3351. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UHS.US volatility(beta: 1.27)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Universal Health Services's is 1.2659. This would suggest that Universal Health Services's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Universal Health Services overview

Universal Health Services, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, and outpatient and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services and Behavioral Health Care Services segments. Its hospitals offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic and coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services. The company also provides commercial health insurance services; and various management services, which include central purchasing, information, finance and control systems, facilities planning, physician recruitment, administrative personnel management, marketing, and public relations services. Universal Health Services, Inc. founded in 1978 and is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Universal Health Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.727% of Universal Health Services shares are held by insiders and 96.089% by institutions.
How many people work for Universal Health Services?
Latest data suggests 93,800 work at Universal Health Services.
When does the fiscal year end for Universal Health Services?
Universal Health Services's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Universal Health Services based?
Universal Health Services's address is: Universal Corporate Center, King of Prussia, PA, United States, 19406-0958
What is Universal Health Services's ISIN number?
Universal Health Services's international securities identification number is: US9139031002
What is Universal Health Services's CUSIP number?
Universal Health Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 913903100

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