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Universal Health Services (UHS) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

12 January 2018

Concorde Asset Management Llc bought 2,201 shares as the company's stock rose 10.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 77,089 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.86 million, down from 100,239 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Services Automobile Association who had been investing in Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.66B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.73% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $111.97. About 732,925 shares traded. (NYSE:TJX) has declined 2.02% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 110.13% the S&P500.

Private Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Universal Health Services Inc (UHS) by 9.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Glenview Capital Management Llc bought 325,939 shares as the company's stock declined 3.47% while stock markets rallied. The health services provider reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.76 by ($0.27). The stock increased 1.02% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $76.27. About 982,290 shares traded. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 11.23% since January 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering AT&T Inc. Therefore 63% are positive. General Electric Company had 80 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, August 18, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Credit Suisse Group" was reported by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 12 by Deutsche Bank. Universal Health Services has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $130.50. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 10 by. The company shares sank -19.39% from their peak of $39.20 and now has a $1.02 billion market value of equity. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Company holds 0% in Universal Health Services, Inc. Another trade for 3,047 shares valued at $55,349 was made by Campbell Bruce on Wednesday, December 13. The shares went up by 3.56% in value last month.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.07% of the company's stock. 57 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. The average 1-year price target for (DG) reveals an average price target of $97.6 per share. They expect $0.71 EPS, up 2.90% or $0.02 from last year's $0.69 per share. Aperio Limited Liability holds 70,210 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Beese Fulmer Mgmt reported 0.12% stake. 204.44 million shares or 4.84% more from 195.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (NYSE:TJX). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0.05% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. Senzar Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co accumulated 1.66% or 61,200 shares. The Ohio-based Farmers Trust Comm has invested 0.37% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Carlson Mgmt holds 0.46% or 40,361 shares in its portfolio. Markston Limited Com holds 0.68% or 170,075 shares. Veritable Limited Partnership invested in 17,229 shares or 0.05% of the stock. (NYSE:T) to report earnings on January, 24. Tdam Usa accumulated 125,761 shares or 0.54% of the stock. Boston Prns holds 1.54M shares or 0.21% of its portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. It is negative, as 46 investors sold UHS shares while 128 reduced holdings. Quantum Capital Management raised its stake in Universal Health Services by 44.7% during the 2nd quarter. Eads And Heald Counsel accumulated 14,909 shares. Qs Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 2,878 shares. The corporation has a weekly volatility of 2.11% resulting a monthly volatility of 1.90%. Cox Christopher K sold $2.73M worth of stock or 16,000 shares. Stifel Fincl Corp, Missouri-based fund reported 118,202 shares. Universal Health Services's dividend payout ratio is now 5.63%. Kenmare Capital Ptnrs Limited Liability Co holds 4.09% or 136,600 shares in its portfolio. Cibc Ww Mkts holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st were given a $0.10 dividend. Korea reported 0.01% stake. Nippon Life owns 75,621 shares. Recently, shares of PVH Corp. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.60 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services will post 7.36 EPS for the current year.

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Saturday morning. Royal Bank of Canada restated a "buy" rating and issued a $147.00 price objective on shares of Universal Health Services in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Wednesday, August 17 with "Outperform". There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $115. As per Tuesday, August 8, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:UHS) price has been as high as $129.74 and as low as $95.26. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UHS in report on Tuesday, August 4 with "Outperform" rating. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Thursday, April 28 with "Buy". (NYSE:UHS). Gsa Prtnrs Llp invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. Mizuho has "Buy" rating and $166 target. As per Wednesday, November 16, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.