In a report released yesterday, Pito Chickering from Deutsche Bank reiterated a Buy rating on Universal Health (UHS – Research Report), with a price target of $130.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $109.36, close to its 52-week low of $98.63.
According to TipRanks.com, Chickering is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.3% and a 38.7% success rate. Chickering covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Aveanna Healthcare Holdings, Bausch + Lomb Corporation, and Zimmer Biomet Holdings.
The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Universal Health with a $115.23 average price target, a 0.4% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 19, Wolfe Research also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $111.00 price target.
Based on Universal Health’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $3.29 billion and net profit of $154 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $3.01 billion and had a net profit of $209 million.
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Universal Health Services, Inc. operates as a healthcare management company, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers. It operates through the following segments: Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other. The Other segment consists of centralized services such as information technology, purchasing, reimbursement, accounting and finance, taxation, legal, advertising, and design and construction. The company was founded by Alan B. Miller in 1979 and is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.
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