Universal Health Services Reaches New 52-Week High (UHS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $45.90, above its previous 52-week high of $45.89 with 424,356 shares traded as of 2:45 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 879,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Universal Health Services has a market cap of $4.02 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 10.6, 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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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