Universal Health Services, Inc. ( UHS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 15, 2018. Shareholders who purchased UHS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 16th quarter that UHS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $115.61, the dividend yield is .35%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UHS was $115.61, representing a -9.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $128.15 and a 21.36% increase over the 52 week low of $95.26.
UHS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Healthcare, Inc. ( HCA ) and Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ). UHS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.05. Zacks Investment Research reports UHS's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 24.91%, compared to an industry average of 17.4%.
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 8.75% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UHS at 2.16%.
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