Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) is set to post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, April 25th. Analysts expect Universal Health Services to post earnings of $2.59 per share for the quarter. Universal Health Services has set its FY18 guidance at $9.25 to $9.90 EPS.
Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The health services provider reported $2.00 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.84 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $2.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.64 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.06% and a net margin of 7.23%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.80 EPS. On average, analysts expect Universal Health Services to post $10 EPS for the current fiscal year and $10 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Universal Health Services stock opened at $120.83 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $11,278.22, a P/E ratio of 16.05, a P/E/G ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.83. Universal Health Services has a 52 week low of $95.26 and a 52 week high of $128.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.90.
A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 price objective on shares of Universal Health Services in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Stephens set a $120.00 price objective on Universal Health Services and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $130.00 price objective (up previously from $125.00) on shares of Universal Health Services in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Mizuho set a $137.00 price objective on Universal Health Services and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. Universal Health Services has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $133.40.
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Universal Health Services Company Profile
Universal Health Services, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services.
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