3. As of noon trading, Universal Health Services ( UHS) is up $0.62 (1.0%) to $64.49 on average volume Thus far, 470,883 shares of Universal Health Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 891,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.74-$64.99 after having opened the day at $63.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.87. 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. Universal Health Services has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Universal Health Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Universal Health Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Universal Health Services Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.
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