NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Universal Health Services

(NYSE:

UHS

) is tomorrow, August 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $38.66 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.5%.

The average volume for Universal Health Services has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Health Services has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry. Shares are down 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 11.8, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Universal Health Services as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Universal Health Services Ratings Report

.

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