Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Acquires 2,618 Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lifted its holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) by 12.2% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 24,112 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,618 shares during the quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s holdings in Universal Health Services were worth $2,675,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of UHS. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 18,950.9% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,260,197 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $275,926,000 after buying an additional 2,248,333 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 160.5% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,445,313 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $176,443,000 after buying an additional 890,490 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in shares of Universal Health Services in the 2nd quarter worth about $63,140,000. Maverick Capital Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 9.6% in the 2nd quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. now owns 5,426,487 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $662,466,000 after buying an additional 473,763 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Glenview Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Universal Health Services by 15.1% in the 2nd quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC now owns 1,973,545 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $240,930,000 after buying an additional 259,081 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 85.33% of the company’s stock.

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Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) opened at $97.71 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $9,346.45, a PE ratio of 13.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a current ratio of 1.26. Universal Health Services, Inc. has a 52 week low of $96.84 and a 52 week high of $129.74.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The health services provider reported $1.49 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.76 by ($0.27). The company had revenue of $2.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.60 billion. Universal Health Services had a net margin of 6.90% and a return on equity of 15.13%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.60 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 7.36 earnings per share for the current year.

UHS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Citigroup Inc. reduced their price target on shares of Universal Health Services from $131.00 to $126.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 price target on shares of Universal Health Services in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of Universal Health Services from $120.00 to $114.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $127.79.

About Universal Health Services

Universal Health Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s principal business is owning and operating, through its subsidiaries, acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities, and behavioral healthcare facilities. The Company’s segments include Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Services and Other.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

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