Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, April 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $2.59 per share for the quarter. Universal Health Services has set its FY18 guidance at $9.25 to $9.90 EPS.
Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The health services provider reported $2.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.84 by $0.16. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.06% and a net margin of 7.23%. The business had revenue of $2.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.64 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.80 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Universal Health Services to post $10 EPS for the current fiscal year and $10 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of NYSE:UHS opened at $120.83 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.90. Universal Health Services has a 1 year low of $95.26 and a 1 year high of $128.15. The stock has a market cap of $11,278.22, a PE ratio of 16.05, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.83.
UHS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $136.00 target price on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Universal Health Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Mizuho set a $137.00 target price on Universal Health Services and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Universal Health Services in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $137.00 target price for the company. Finally, Stephens set a $120.00 price target on Universal Health Services and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $133.40.
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About Universal Health Services
Universal Health Services, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services.
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