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Here's Why Universal Health Services (UHS) is a Strong Value Stock

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Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock

Value investors love finding good stocks at good prices, especially before the broader market catches on to a stock's true value. Utilizing ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow, the Value Style Score identifies the most attractive and most discounted stocks.

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Universal Health Services (UHS)

King of Prussia, PA-based Universal Health Services Inc. owns and operates (through its subsidiaries) acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers.

UHS is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Value Style Score of A and VGM Score of A. Shares are currently trading at a forward P/E of 13.6X for the current fiscal year compared to the Medical - Hospital industry's P/E of 15.7X. Additionally, UHS has a PEG Ratio of 0.9 and a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 9.6X. Value investors should also note UHS' Price/Sales ratio of 0.9X.

A company's earnings performance is important for value investors as well. For fiscal 2024, six analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for UHS, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.37 to $13.76 per share. UHS also holds an average earnings surprise of 8.1%.

With strong valuation and earnings metrics, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Value and VGM Style Scores, investors should strongly think about adding UHS to their portfolios.

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