This company combines impressive quality with a generous valuation: Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS)

After finishing at $135.24 in the prior trading day, Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) closed at $126.93, down -6.14%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$8.31 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1123616 shares were traded. UHS stock price reached its highest trading level at $134.82 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $126.78.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of UHS by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 81.73 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 111.41. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.30 and its Current Ratio is at 1.40. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.80 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.78.

Upgrades & Downgrades

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 17 when McDonnell Eileen C. sold 1,680 shares for $134.64 per share. The transaction valued at 226,189 led to the insider holds 5,316 shares of the business.

FILTON STEVE sold 25,000 shares of UHS for $3,477,000 on May 11. The Executive Vice President & CFO now owns 93,800 shares after completing the transaction at $139.08 per share. On May 11, another insider, Nimetz Warren J., who serves as the Director of the company, sold 500 shares for $139.01 each. As a result, the insider received 69,507 and left with 2,256 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, UHS now has a Market Capitalization of 10.00B and an Enterprise Value of 15.17B. As of this moment, Universal’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 13.48, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 11.20. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 3.25. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.66 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.49. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.12 whereas that against EBITDA is 9.41.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, UHS has reached a high of $154.65, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $82.50. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 133.34, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 124.42.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 704.04K shares per day over the past 3-months and 679.28k shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 70.53M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 61.83M. Insiders hold about 1.70% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 102.54% stake in the company. Shares short for UHS as of Apr 27, 2023 were 1.64M with a Short Ratio of 1.64M, compared to 1.88M on Mar 30, 2023. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.35% and a Short% of Float of 3.58%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, UHS’s forward annual dividend rate was 0.80, compared to 0.80 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.59%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 0.59%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 0.46. The current Payout Ratio is 8.40% for UHS, which recently paid a dividend on Jun 14, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of May 30, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Dec 15, 2009 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 13 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $2.42 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $2.65 and a low estimate of $2.25, while EPS last year was $2.2. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $2.5, with high estimates of $2.67 and low estimates of $2.33.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $10.7 and $9.78 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $10.17. EPS for the following year is $11.36, with 14 analysts recommending between $13.03 and $9.13.

Revenue Estimates

14 analysts predict $3.5B in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $3.55B to a low estimate of $3.45B. As of the current estimate, Universal Health Services Inc.’s year-ago sales were $3.32B, an estimated increase of 5.40% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 14 analysts are estimating revenue of $3.53B, an increase of 7.40% over than the figure of $5.40% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $3.58B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $3.46B.

A total of 16 analysts have provided revenue estimates for UHS’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $14.23B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $14.02B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $14.13B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $13.4B, up 5.40% from the average estimate. Based on 16 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $14.85B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $15.18B and the low estimate is $14.59B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 5.10% from the average revenue estimate for this year.