Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 13, 2012

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Universal Health Services, Inc. ( UHS ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased UHS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 700% increase over the prior month. At the current stock price of $46.03, the dividend yield is 10.43%.

The previous trading day's last sale of UHS was $46.03, representing a -1.92% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.93 and a 28.9% increase over the 52 week low of $35.71.

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 $4.12. Zacks Investment Research reports UHS's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 2.87%, compared to an industry average of 4.7%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the UHS Dividend History page.



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