Media stories about Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Universal Health Realty Income Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.43 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.9497247065324 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) traded up $0.81 during trading on Thursday, hitting $67.98. 46,157 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 38,107. The company has a market cap of $958.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.98 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.22. Universal Health Realty Income Trust has a 12 month low of $59.10 and a 12 month high of $84.90.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th were issued a dividend of $0.665 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. This is a positive change from Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.66. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.91%. Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s payout ratio is 82.10%.
In related news, VP Charles F. Boyle sold 2,368 shares of Universal Health Realty Income Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.49, for a total transaction of $181,128.32. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 26,910 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,058,345.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders own 1.90% of the company’s stock.
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About Universal Health Realty Income Trust
Universal Health Realty Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in healthcare and human service related facilities, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, sub-acute facilities, surgery centers, free-standing emergency departments, childcare centers and medical office buildings (MOBs).
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