Stock To Watch: Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $149.67 on Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year, indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $1.89 a share for the upcoming quarter and $7.52 for the current fiscal.

Technical View

The technical analysis of Universal Health Services, Inc. plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of Universal Health Services, Inc. is $126.93, and stock is trading $-6.23 points away or -4.91% from its 50-day moving average of $126.93. Further it is trading $-6.16 or -4.85% away its 200-day moving average of $126.86. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) 52-week high is $141.19 and the 52-week low is $100.82.

This explains if the stock moves $-20.49, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +19.72% decline, a 52-week low will be hit.

Taking the valuation aspect to emphasize the valuation of Universal Health Services, Inc., shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) ratio came in at 17.18.

The stock last ended the trading session at $120.70 and registered a market cap of $11.75B. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) PEG ratio is at 1.84.

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