Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 230,600 shares, an increase of 64.6% from the May 30th total of 140,100 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 55,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.2 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the company are sold short.

UHT stock traded down $1.76 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $89.22. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 81,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 42,970. The company’s 50-day moving average is $85.47. The company has a current ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37. Universal Health Realty Income Trust has a 1 year low of $58.70 and a 1 year high of $92.13. The stock has a market cap of $1.22 billion, a PE ratio of 27.28 and a beta of 0.78.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 24th were given a $0.68 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 21st. This represents a $2.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.05%. This is a boost from Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.68.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Realty Income Trust by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 4,061 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $307,000 after buying an additional 134 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Realty Income Trust by 2.0% during the 1st quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 12,556 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,029,000 after buying an additional 245 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Realty Income Trust by 6.9% during the 4th quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 4,664 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $285,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Realty Income Trust by 3.8% during the 1st quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 8,587 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $650,000 after buying an additional 311 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Realty Income Trust by 23.7% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,535 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 486 shares during the last quarter. 62.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Universal Health Realty Income Trust Company Profile

Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust, invests in healthcare and human service related facilities including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, sub-acute care facilities, medical/office buildings, free-standing emergency departments and childcare centers. We have investments in sixty-nine properties located in twenty states.

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