Universal Health Services (UHS) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.27

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $10.96. The company had a trading volume of 674,795 shares, compared to its average volume of 814,975. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 11.23% since March 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Motley Fool Wealth Management Llc increased its stake in Novo (NVO) by 13.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. This buyback authorization allows the health services provider to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. The company has market cap of $4.42 billion. Sei Investments Co. now owns 16,456 shares of the health services provider's stock worth $1,826,000 after acquiring an additional 2,455 shares during the period. Enerplus Corporation (NYSE:ERF) has risen 69.92% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500. Andra Ap accumulated 0.06% or 24,800 shares. It also reduced its holding in Pure Storage Inc (Call) by 40,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 210,000 shares, and cut its stake in Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE). (NASDAQ:AAPL). Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 3.20 million shares or 1.74% of its portfolio. (NYSE:UHS) for 7,074 shares. The insider AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold 63,388 shares worth $9.78M. Piedmont Advsrs Ltd Liability Com has 0% invested in Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) for 10,842 shares.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on April, 26. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, July 28 by Oppenheimer. Therefore 47% are positive. Blueprint Medicine Corp had 23 analyst reports since February 22, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $134.00 price target on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, September 23 report. Morgan Stanley holds 1.58M shares. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was downgraded by Northland Capital. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,939.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 0.92. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, March 7 by Pacific Crest. (NYSE:UHS) on Wednesday, July 5 with "Buy" rating. Its down 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. Natixis invested in 748,286 shares. 111 funds opened positions while 421 raised stakes. Swiss Retail Bank holds 0.05% or 362,100 shares in its portfolio. Sterling Ltd Liability invested in 0.01% or 6,220 shares. (NYSE:UHS). Sun Life Fin Incorporated holds 651 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Epoch Partners Inc holds 0.19% or 517,778 shares. Thomas White Intl holds 0.21% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) or 22,894 shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 0.97. The Georgia-based Invesco Limited has invested 0.01% in Universal Health Services, Inc. Renaissance Lc has invested 1.36% in Apple Inc. Institutional investors own 86.60% of the company's stock. Gramercy Funds Management Llc owns 55,500 shares or 0.16% of their U.S. portfolio. Rbf Cap Ltd Company has invested 0.07% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). 17,722 were reported by Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q3 2017. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share.

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Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in UHS. Trexquant Inv Ltd Partnership has invested 0.16% in Universal Health Services, Inc. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. Ny State Common Retirement Fund invested in 0.03% or 240,655 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Co reported 7,073 shares. Fmr Limited Company invested in 0.06% or 4.70M shares. Point72 Asset Mngmt L P, Connecticut-based fund reported 216,100 shares. The advantage of this approach is that we can get a bigger picture of the direction of Universal Health Services's earnings trajectory over the long run, irrespective of near term fluctuations, which may be more relevant for long term investors. Parkside National Bank & has 38 shares. Orbimed Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services during the third quarter worth approximately $74,219,000. (NYSE:UHS) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, March 2 by Sterne Agee CRT. (NYSE:UHS). Da Davidson & has 2,888 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 13,878 are owned by Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability Corp. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 9.56 EPS for the current year. (NYSE:UHS), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. The brokerage now has a "hold" rating on the health services provider's stock. (NYSE:UHS) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, March 2. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $133.40. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 9 with "Outperform". Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $56.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, March 6 by Deutsche Bank.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. Mizuho maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, April 28 report. Mizuho has "Buy" rating and $137.0 target.

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