Is Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) a Long Term Growth Play?

155,738 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. The company had revenue of $2.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.64 billion. About 347,878 shares traded. Universal Health Services, Inc.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. It has underperformed by 27.93% the S&P500. (NYSE:TMO) or 1,433 shares. The Cleararc Capital Inc holds 41,227 shares with $3.98 million value, up from 19,051 last quarter. Capella Education Company now has $770.93 million valuation.

Westover Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Celgene Corp (CELG) by 96.27% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) has risen 17.00% since September 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 150.16% the S&P500. Nippon Life Glob Investors Americas holds 0.46% in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Its down 0.04, from 0.95 in 2016Q3. Bluemountain Capital Mgmt invested in 14,261 shares. 154 funds opened positions while 293 raised stakes. The funds in our partner's database now possess: 80.72 million shares, down from 81.48 million shares in 2016Q3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q4 2016. Jana Partners LLC now owns 2,449,017 shares of the health services provider's stock valued at $304,780,000 after purchasing an additional 397,047 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Mngmt Inc reported 0.03% stake. Benjamin F Edwards And Incorporated has 6,879 shares. Archford Cap Strategies Limited Liability Company invested in 1,106 shares. Atlantic Trust Grp Limited Liability reported 117,356 shares. As of February 28, 2017, the Business's acute care facilities located in the United States included 26 inpatient acute care hospitals; four free-standing emergency departments, and four outpatient surgery/cancer care centers and one surgical hospital. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board invested in 0.01% or 8,200 shares. Gabelli Investment Advisers, a New York-based fund reported 121,064 shares. Asset Management One Company Ltd has 192,380 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Johnson Counsel reported 5,047 shares. National Pension Service holds 521,450 shares. Girard Ptnrs Limited reported 10,848 shares. Narwhal Capital Mngmt holds 17,980 shares or 0.52% of its portfolio. $25,416 worth of Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) was bought by Averill Howard M.

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In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 8 and Overweight is 1 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 0 and 0, respectively. Therefore 39% are positive. Express Scripts had 34 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 4,785 shares were sold by VESSEY RUPERT, worth $575,038 on Thursday, June 15. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, October 27 by Mizuho. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) on Tuesday, January 3 to "Market Perform" rating. As per Wednesday, January 13, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Finally, TheStreet lowered Universal Health Services from a "b" rating to a "c+" rating in a report on Monday, August 21st. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 6 by S&P Research. Novare Capital Management Llc acquired 2,860 shares as Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO)'s stock rose 8.13%. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, December 14 to "Mkt Perform". (NYSE:UHS), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. About shares traded. Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services has a 52-week low of $99.72 and a 52-week high of $129.74. (NYSE:UHS) news was published by Fool.com which published an article titled: "The case for Universal Health Services, Inc." on August 26, 2017. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $15300 target in Wednesday, July 5 report. Citigroup has "Neutral" rating and $126 target. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, September 16 by JP Morgan. Citigroup maintained Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, April 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 9. On Monday, June 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann to "Outperform".

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2016 Q4. The health services provider reported $1.94 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.06 by $0.12. It dropped, as 52 investors sold TMO shares while 371 reduced holdings. (NYSE:UHS). Panagora Asset holds 0.01% or 24,699 shares. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. Also, the number of funds holding Universal Health Services Inc in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Whittier owns 11,192 shares. (NYSE:UHS). Moreover, Stifel Finance has 0.02% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. Fmr Lc stated it has 3.55 million shares. (NYSE:TMO). Nomura Inc owns 22,659 shares. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in Universal Health Services by 12.2% during the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:UHS) for 263,425 shares. Old Second Retail Bank Of Aurora holds 0.02% or 401 shares in its portfolio. Architects Inc stated it has 229 shares.

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