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What Analysts Recommend for Universal Health Services

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Feb. 27 2018, Updated 3:45 p.m. ET

Company overview

Universal Health Services (UHS) through its subsidiaries owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral healthcare facilities. At the end of 3Q17, the company owned or operated 324 inpatient facilities and 33 outpatient and other facilities in the US, the UK, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

The company provides services like general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostics, pediatric services, and pharmacy services.

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Analyst ratings

Of the 18 analysts covering Universal Health Services in February 2018, five analysts have given the stock a “strong buy” rating and seven analysts have given it a “buy” rating. Six analysts have given the stock a “hold” rating. The mean rating for the stock is two with a target price of $129.12.

Peer ratings

Five of the seven analysts covering Ensign Group (ENSG) in February 2018 have given it a “buy” or a higher rating while one analyst has given it a “sell” rating. The mean rating for the stock is 2.1 with a target price of $27.

Of the 17 analysts covering Envision Healthcare (EVHC) in February 2018, 11 analysts have given it a “buy” or a higher rating, and six analysts have given it a “hold” rating. The mean rating for the stock is a two with a target price of $38.5.

In February 2018, of the five analysts covering Genesis Healthcare (GEN), one analyst has given the stock a “buy” rating, while three analysts have given it a “hold” rating. The mean rating for the stock is three with a target price of $2.9.

In the next part of the series, we’ll take a look Universal Health Services’ business segments and their performance.

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