Why Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) Is In News?


Thomson Reuters, a distinguished brokerage company, has placed a 52-week price target of $150.00 on Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) shares after it surveyed top market analysts. Calculating estimated earnings after taking into consideration different elements, it is predicted to come at $7.52 for the next fiscal and $N/A for underway quarter.

Valuation Estimates

Analysts take into account the price to earnings ratio to estimate the firm’s valuation. This ratio, which is also called as the P/E ratio evaluates the company on relative expense factor. The formula to calculate ratio is stock’s latest price/ per share earnings. The P/E ratio of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) stands at 18.07.

Analysts also work out Price/Earnings Growth ratio in an attempt to estimate the valuation of a firm. This ratio commonly known as the PEG ratio implies the stock’s valuation compared to earnings growth potential. Investors look to invest in the stocks with a lower PEG ratio. For Universal Health Services, Inc., the PEG ratio for coming 3-5 years is 1.91.

Technical Analysis

The technical analysis highlights that Universal Health Services, Inc. current is trading $-6.40 points away or -4.80% from its 50-day moving average of $133.34. Further it is trading $1.52 or +1.21% away its 200-day moving average of $125.42.

The 52-week high of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) was $146.80 while lowest point recorded in 52-week was $100.82. It implies if stock price makes a movement of over $-19.86, it will record a new 52-week high. In the case of +25.91% drop, it will touch a new 52-week low.

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