Analysts See $0.83 EPS for WestRock Company (WRK); Glenview Capital Management Has Upped Universal Hlth Svcs (UHS) Position By $206.46 Million

April 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Glenview Capital Management Llc increased Universal Hlth Svcs Inc (UHS) stake by 79.46% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Glenview Capital Management Llc acquired 1.83 million shares as Universal Hlth Svcs Inc (UHS)’s stock rose 4.68%. The Glenview Capital Management Llc holds 4.13M shares with $467.75 million value, up from 2.30 million last quarter. Universal Hlth Svcs Inc now has $11.26 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $119.64. About 616,403 shares traded. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 4.39% since April 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.94% the S&P500.

Analysts expect WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) to report $0.83 EPS on April, 25.They anticipate $0.29 EPS change or 53.70% from last quarter’s $0.54 EPS. WRK’s profit would be $209.30 million giving it 19.58 P/E if the $0.83 EPS is correct. After having $0.87 EPS previously, WestRock Company’s analysts see -4.60% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $65. About 893,688 shares traded. WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) has risen 22.97% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.42% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 44 investors sold UHS shares while 114 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 80.04 million shares or 0.77% less from 80.67 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hollencrest Capital invested in 0.03% or 2,336 shares. Global X Management Ltd Co stated it has 0.01% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Retirement Of Alabama invested in 0.02% or 42,467 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui reported 247,437 shares. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Limited Liability invested 2.26% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Tremblant Gp stated it has 1.56% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). The Massachusetts-based Liberty Mutual Asset Management Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). The West Virginia-based Mckinley Carter Wealth Service has invested 0.65% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Norinchukin Bank & Trust The holds 7,006 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.02% or 66,100 shares. Tower Research Capital Limited Liability Company (Trc) accumulated 16 shares. Tobam stated it has 0.17% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Thrivent For Lutherans has invested 0.2% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Com has invested 0.33% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Amalgamated Financial Bank has 0.03% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 10,824 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Universal Health Services Inc. had 63 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Citigroup. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, March 2. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann given on Friday, September 22. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, March 6. Avondale downgraded the shares of UHS in report on Wednesday, November 9 to “Mkt Perform” rating. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. Mizuho maintained Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) on Monday, February 27 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, May 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 5 by Zacks.

Glenview Capital Management Llc decreased Hertz Global Hldgs Inc stake by 754,813 shares to 4.31M valued at $95.19M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Meritor Inc (NYSE:MTOR) stake by 1.01M shares and now owns 4.86M shares. Aetna Inc New (NYSE:AET) was reduced too.

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