Dividend Growth of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Universal Health Services(UHS) is having a Dividend Yield of 0.33% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.4. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.1. Universal Health Services has a 5 year average dividend yield of 0.34% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.4. Universal Health Services(UHS) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 19, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.1. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.4. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 0.33%. Universal Health Services(UHS) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.06 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.05. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Universal Health Services(UHS) is at the rate of 23.18% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.75. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.23% or 0.28 points. After the session commenced at $122.18, the stock reached the higher end at $122.71 while it hit a low of $121.33. With the volume soaring to 679,017 shares, the last trade was called at $122.13. The company has a 52-week high of $139.77. The company has a market cap of $11,841 million and there are 96,950,586 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $99.72. Shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. rose by 5.04% in the last five trading days and 7.51% for the last 4 weeks. Universal Health Services, Inc. has dropped 0.14% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 14.81%.

Currently the company Insiders own 12.8% of Universal Health Services, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 84.63% of Universal Health Services, Inc. shares. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jun 10, 2016, Debra K Osteen (Senior Vice President) sold 6,756 shares at 138.27 per share price.On Jun 6, 2016, Marvin G. Pember (Senior Vice President) sold 16,105 shares at 135.70 per share price.On Jun 2, 2016, Steve Filton (Senior Vice President & CFO) sold 15,000 shares at 136.01 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Universal Health Services was Initiated by Piper Jaffray to Neutral on Jan 4, 2017. Universal Health Services was Downgraded by Raymond James to Mkt Perform on Dec 14, 2016.

Universal Health Services Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Oct 26, 2016. The company reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.07. Analyst had a consensus of $1.67. The company had revenue of $2610.91 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2395.47 million. The companys revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.53 EPS.

The principal business of Universal Health Services, Inc. is owning and operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, ambulatory surgery centers, radiation oncology centers and womens centers. Services provided by the Companys hospitals include general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services and behavioral health services.


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