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Universal Health Services Q4 Earnings Preview

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Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) unveils its next round of earnings Wednesday. Get prepared with Benzinga's ultimate preview for Universal Health Services' Q4 earnings.

Earnings and Revenue

Sell-side analysts expect Universal Health Services's EPS to be near $1.84 on sales of $2.63 billion.

In the same quarter last year, Universal Health Services posted EPS of $1.80 on sales of $2.47 billion. Sales would be have grown 6.22 percent from the same quarter last year.

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Here's how the company's EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 1.71 2.06   1.81
EPS Actual 1.49 1.94 2.1 1.8

 

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 7.35 percent. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably a little upset going into this earnings release.

Analyst estimates are adjusted higher for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The popular rating by analysts on Universal Health Services stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

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