Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 29, 2013

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Universal Health Services, Inc. ( UHS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 17, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UHS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that UHS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $69.31, the dividend yield is .29%.

The previous trading day's last sale of UHS was $69.31, representing a -4.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.74 and a 74.85% increase over the 52 week low of $39.64.

UHS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ) and HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ). UHS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.86. Zacks Investment Research reports UHS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.22%, compared to an industry average of 4%.

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:

  • iShares S&P MidCap 400/Barra Value Index Fund ( IJJ )
  • SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Value ( MDYV )
  • Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF ( IVOV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IVOV with an increase of 7.05% over the last 100 days. IJJ has the highest percent weighting of UHS at 0.9%.



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.



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Referenced Stocks: FMS , HCA , IJJ , IVOV , MDYV , UHS

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