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How to buy U-SPhysical Therapy stock | $120.25

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U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc is a medical care facilities business based in the US. U-SPhysical Therapy shares (USPH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. U-SPhysical Therapy employs 3,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$422.8 million.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for U-SPhysical Therapy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: USPH. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until U-SPhysical Therapy reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$120.25, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of U-SPhysical Therapy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of U-SPhysical Therapy. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

U-SPhysical Therapy share price

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U-SPhysical Therapy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-30.
Latest market closeUSD$120.25
52-week rangeUSD$45.13 - USD$133.6496
50-day moving average USD$112.0953
200-day moving average USD$91.6629
Wall St. target priceUSD$109.25
PE ratio 51.3617
Dividend yield USD$1.28 (1.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.35

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Is it a good time to buy U-SPhysical Therapy stock?

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U-SPhysical Therapy price performance over time

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Is U-SPhysical Therapy under- or over-valued?

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

U-SPhysical Therapy's P/E ratio

U-SPhysical Therapy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, U-SPhysical Therapy shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

U-SPhysical Therapy's PEG ratio

U-SPhysical Therapy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.9404. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into U-SPhysical Therapy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

U-SPhysical Therapy's EBITDA

U-SPhysical Therapy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$64.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a U-SPhysical Therapy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

U-SPhysical Therapy financials

Revenue TTM USD$422.8 million
Operating margin TTM 12.64%
Gross profit TTM USD$112.5 million
Return on assets TTM 5.86%
Return on equity TTM 11.72%
Profit margin 7.12%
Book value $20.616
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting U-SPhysical Therapy shares

There are currently 755,566 U-SPhysical Therapy shares held short by investors – that's known as U-SPhysical Therapy's "short interest". This figure is 15.2% down from 891,218 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting U-SPhysical Therapy shares can be evaluated.

U-SPhysical Therapy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

U-SPhysical Therapy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of U-SPhysical Therapy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of U-SPhysical Therapy shares traded daily (recently around 67042.236024845). U-SPhysical Therapy's SIR currently stands at 11.27. In other words for every 100,000 U-SPhysical Therapy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11270 shares are currently held short.

However U-SPhysical Therapy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of U-SPhysical Therapy shares, or, against the total number of tradable U-SPhysical Therapy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case U-SPhysical Therapy's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 U-SPhysical Therapy shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0725% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable U-SPhysical Therapy shares, roughly 73 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against U-SPhysical Therapy.

Find out more about how you can short U-SPhysical Therapy stock.

U-SPhysical Therapy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 14.68% of net profits

Recently U-SPhysical Therapy has paid out, on average, around 14.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), U-SPhysical Therapy shareholders could enjoy a 1.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In U-SPhysical Therapy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.28 per share.

While U-SPhysical Therapy's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that U-SPhysical Therapy is investing more in its future growth.

U-SPhysical Therapy's most recent dividend payout was on 17 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have U-SPhysical Therapy's shares ever split?

U-SPhysical Therapy's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 29 June 2001. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your U-SPhysical Therapy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for U-SPhysical Therapy shares which in turn could have impacted U-SPhysical Therapy's share price.

U-SPhysical Therapy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, U-SPhysical Therapy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $45.13 up to $133.6496. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

USPH.US volatility(beta: 1.42)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 U-SPhysical Therapy's is 1.4236. This would suggest that U-SPhysical Therapy's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

U-SPhysical Therapy overview

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. The company provides industrial injury prevention services, including onsite injury prevention and rehabilitation, performance optimization, post-offer employment testing, functional capacity evaluations, and ergonomic assessments through physical therapists and specialized certified athletic trainers for Fortune 500 companies, and other clients comprising insurers and their contractors. As of October 9, 2020, it operated 549 outpatient physical therapy clinics in 39 states; and managed 38 physical therapy facilities for unaffiliated third parties, including hospitals and physician groups. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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