Understanding Basic Stock Data: Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS)

In the past 52-week period, shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) have moved within the range of $99.72 to $129.74. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $111.50, which is 14.06% lower than its 52-week high.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 1.80%, and a 50-day SMA of 2.12%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $10.45 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

When considering entering a position, it is crucial to understand the average enthusiasm level expressed by Wall Street analysts for that particular stock. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is Outperform.

Publicly-traded organizations typically post revenue and earnings results that fall either above or below the average Wall Street estimate. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Jun. 2017, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) delivered a 1.69% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $2.61 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $2.66 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) delivered a 5.82% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.94 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $2.06 per share.

Ownership at Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

We can find critical insight by examining institutional ownership, which are reported in public companies’ most recent 13F filings. Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has 0.09 billion shares outstanding currently, 95.89% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $9.57 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), there were 28 new positions totaling 788,727 shares of the company’s stock. There were 57 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 1,158,755 shares.