Shares of Universal Health Services (NYSE UHS) traded down $0.61 on Friday, hitting $126.66. About 454,505 shares traded.
Wall Street analysts expect that Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 11.23% since March 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.
Bender Robert & Associates decreased its stake in Vipshop Hldgs Ltd (VIPS) by 83.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. This buyback authorization authorizes the health services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. The institutional investor held 111,953 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.97 million, up from 101,507 at the end of the previous reported quarter. River & Mercantile Asset Management Llp who had been investing in Enerplus Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.71 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.23% or $2.11 during the last trading session, reaching $96.54.
Universal Health Services announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, November 15th that allows the company to buyback $400.00 million in shares. Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) has risen 116.20% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500. It dived, as 20 investors sold CENX shares while 50 reduced holdings.
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Since September 22, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 18 insider sales for $34.16 million activity. (NASDAQ:BIDU) rating on Tuesday, October 3. $96,728 worth of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) shares were sold by BIRD ROGER. The stock has "Sell" rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, March 1. Bracken Sharon J sold $62,056 worth of stock. 2,489 were reported by Ironwood Fincl Ltd Llc. (NYSE:UHS) for 125,041 shares. The stock of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 27 by Cowen & Co. Therefore 64% are positive. Novo Nordisk (ADR) had 21 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $134.00 price target on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Gsa Capital Partners Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 6,135 shares. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, May 30. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Thursday, October 1 report. The company was upgraded on Monday, March 27 by Mizuho. Canaccord Genuity maintained Blueprint Medicines Corporation (NASDAQ:BPMC) rating on Wednesday, August 2. As per Friday, March 2, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The company has a market cap of $12,079.07, a PE ratio of 16.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 0.92. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. Reliance Trust Of Delaware invested in 1.69% or 149,731 shares. 111 funds opened positions while 421 raised stakes. Interest Group Incorporated holds 26,350 shares. (NYSE:UHS). Orbimed Advisors Lc accumulated 669,000 shares. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Com Mi Adv invested in 14,766 shares. Vanguard Gru Inc Inc holds 0.05% or 8.96 million shares. Arrow Corporation has 11,865 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insurance The holds 95,861 shares. Nomura Asset Mgmt Company holds 0.33% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) or 479,784 shares. Pacad Investment holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. Massachusetts-based Massachusetts Fin Serv Ma has invested 1.14% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Institutional investors own 87.57% of the company's stock. Rbf Cap Ltd Company has invested 0.07% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Guardian Limited Partnership has 150,953 shares. It also upped Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) stake by 24,314 shares and now owns 189,427 shares.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 46 investors sold UHS shares while 128 reduced holdings.
Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in UHS. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, October 26 by Piper Jaffray. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. Neumann Mgmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 3.45% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. River & Mercantile Asset Management Llp sold 146,530 shares as the company's stock declined 10.68% while stock markets rallied. Tekla Mngmt Limited Liability Co reported 48,076 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Moreover, Advisors Asset Management Inc. has 0.13% invested in the company for 469,928 shares. (NYSE:UHS). 469,483 were accumulated by Jennison Assocs Limited Liability Company. Parkside National Bank & has 38 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. They expect $2.72 earnings per share, up 29.52% or $0.62 from last year's $2.1 per share. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.80 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Universal Health Services, Inc. will post 9.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Universal Health Services, Inc. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, October 28. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Universal Health Services from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $135.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to "Neutral" on Wednesday, November 9. UBS has "Buy" rating and $190.0 target. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Monday, September 21 report. (NYSE:UHS) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, June 13 by Ladenburg Thalmann.