Brokerage Firm Rating Update on Universal Health Services (UHS)

Universal Health Services (UHS) : 10 analysts are covering Universal Health Services (UHS) and their average rating on the stock is 1.3, which is read as a Strong Buy. 8 equity analysts believe that the stock has a bright future and the price doesnt capture all of its upside, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. Universal Health Services (UHS) also receives 1 more Buy recommendations from analysts who believe that the stock will do well going forward. A Zacks Investment Research rank of 3, which recommends a Hold affirms that they expect a large upside in the stock from the current levels. A total of 1 brokerage firms believe that the stock is fairly valued, hence they advise a Hold on the stock.

Universal Health Services (UHS) : Currently there are 10 street experts covering Universal Health Services (UHS) stock. The most bullish and bearish price target for the stock is $162 and $145 respectively for the short term. The average price target of all the analysts comes to $151.6. The estimated standard deviation from the target is $5.32.


For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Also, In a research note released to the investors, JP Morgan maintains its rating on Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS).The analysts at the brokerage house have a current rating of Overweight on the shares. In a recent information released to the investors, JP Morgan raises the new price target from $138 per share to $150 per share. The rating by the firm was issued on July 29, 2016.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS): The stock opened at $119.66 and touched an intraday high of $123.58 on Wednesday. During the day, the stock corrected to an intraday low of $119.37, however, the bulls stepped in and pushed the price higher to close in the green at $122.2 with a gain of 2.11% for the day. The total traded volume for the day was 1,384,053. The stock had closed at $119.67 in the previous trading session.

Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, which owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. The Companys segments include acute care hospital services, behavioral health care services and Other. The Companys ambulatory treatment centers division includes managing and/or owning or in partnerships with physicians, five surgical hospitals and surgery and radiation oncology centers located in four states. Its services include 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. It provides capital resources, as well as various management services to its facilities. The Companys subsidiary is UHS of Delaware, Inc.

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