) -- The ex-dividend date for

Universal Health Services



) is tomorrow, February 25, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $43.03 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.5%.

The average volume for Universal Health Services has been 960,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Health Services has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry. Shares are up 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Universal Health Services as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

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