Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2013

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Universal Health Services, Inc. ( UHS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UHS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -87.5% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of UHS was $57.99, representing a -0.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.57 and a 57.15% increase over the 52 week low of $36.90.

UHS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) and DaVita healthCare Partners Inc. ( DVA ). 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 2.61%, compared to an industry average of 4.3%.

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

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

  • First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX ( FNY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FNY with an increase of 10.4% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UHS at 1.42%.



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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