NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) is tomorrow, February 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $44.17 as of 10:10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.5%. The average volume for Universal Health Services has been 918,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Health Services has a market cap of $3.61 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 13% 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 12.6, above the average health services industry P/E ratio of 11.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Universal Health Services Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.