Universal Health Services Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (UHS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) is tomorrow, August 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $40.36 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.5%.

The average volume for Universal Health Services has been 972,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Health Services has a market cap of $3.57 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 9.4, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Universal Health Services Ratings Report.

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