Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 29, 2014


Universal Health Services, Inc. ( UHS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 29, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased UHS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that UHS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $89.06, the dividend yield is .22%.

The previous trading day's last sale of UHS was $89.06, representing a -1.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $90.38 and a 40.23% increase over the 52 week low of $63.51.

UHS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) and Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ). UHS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.3. Zacks Investment Research reports UHS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 11.95%, compared to an industry average of 4.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the UHS Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to UHS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UHS as a top-10 holding:

  • SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF ( XHS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XHS with an increase of 7.46% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UHS at 2.16%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: UHS , HCA , FMS , XHS

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