There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) Volatility

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This NYSE-listed company operates within the Medical Care Facilities industry segment, falling under the Healthcare sector. The current market capitalization of Universal Health Services, Inc. is $11.97B. A total of 0.57 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 665.88K shares.

In the most recent transaction, FILTON STEVE sold 35,000 shares of UHS for 176.82 per share on Mar 08 ’24. After the transaction, the Executive Vice President & CFO now owns 68,785 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 05 ’24, Peterson Matthew Jay sold 6,337 shares at 176.73 per share. UHS shares that Executive Vice President, UHS owns now total 459.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Peterson Matthew Jay disposed of 7,935 shares on Mar 04 ’24 at a per-share price of $174.41. This resulted in the Executive Vice President, UHS holding 459 shares of UHS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, SUSSMAN ELLIOT J MD MBA sold 3,492 shares at $170.99 per share on Mar 01 ’24. Company shares held by the Director now total 3,951.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Universal Health Services, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.80, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.45%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 15.10. UHS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/29/2024 when it declared a $0.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/30/2023. The UHS stock dividend was $0.20 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, UHS has a high of $183.61 and a low of $119.90.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. UHS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $115.30M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $4.56B in debt and $1.98B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $93.48, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.20B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for UHS is Buy with a score of 3.75.

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