Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Manag


Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 34,800 shares of the health services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B were worth $3,878,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.


Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in UHS. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 16.9% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,123,674 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $459,542,000 after acquiring an additional 596,965 shares in the last quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 73.1% during the 1st quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 925,350 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $109,571,000 after acquiring an additional 390,659 shares in the last quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 390.7% during the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 372,297 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $44,083,000 after acquiring an additional 296,429 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B during the 2nd quarter worth $31,649,000. Finally, Nuance Investments LLC boosted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B by 287.4% during the 2nd quarter. Nuance Investments LLC now owns 294,595 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $32,830,000 after acquiring an additional 218,556 shares in the last quarter. 87.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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UHS opened at $126.03 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.75 billion, a PE ratio of 14.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.86. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B has a 12-month low of $95.26 and a 12-month high of $130.25. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The health services provider reported $2.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.39 by $0.08. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B had a return on equity of 15.74% and a net margin of 7.68%. The company had revenue of $2.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.72 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.94 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B will post 9.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.


The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 4th were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 31st. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.32%. Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B’s dividend payout ratio is 5.31%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on UHS shares. Barclays started coverage on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B in a report on Tuesday, August 14th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $135.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from $122.00 to $134.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group lowered Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $120.00 target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 18th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $133.73.


Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B 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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