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Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) President Marc D. Miller sold 8,477 shares of Universal Health Services stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.88, for a total value of $728,004.76. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 45,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,908,656. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on UHS shares. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $92.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Susquehanna upgraded shares of Universal Health Services from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 6th. They now have a $88.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $105.00. Finally, analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Universal Health Services from $85.00 to $90.00 in a research note on Monday, April 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $90.67.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) traded down 1.08% on Thursday, hitting $84.93. The stock had a trading volume of 381,971 shares. Universal Health Services has a 1-year low of $63.51 and a 1-year high of $86.42. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $80.09 and a 200-day moving average of $80.4. The company has a market cap of $8.390 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.17. Universal Health Services also was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,379,963 shares, a decrease of 41.0% from the March 31st total of 2,340,747 shares. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 878,977 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $1.92 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.22 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Universal Health Services will post $5.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Universal Health Services, Inc, owns and operates through its subsidiaries, acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers.

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