Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) Analysts See $2.59 EPS; 28 Bullish Analysts Covering Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR)

April 24, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Among 40 analysts covering Continental Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLR), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Continental Resources Inc. had 169 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $64 target in Thursday, December 8 report. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, May 5 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Robert W. Baird. Cowen & Co maintained Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) rating on Wednesday, September 27. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $40.0 target. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan on Wednesday, December 9 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, July 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 9. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 30 by Jefferies. Barclays Capital maintained Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 16. See Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) latest ratings:

22/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $80.0000 Maintain
20/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $70 New Target: $77 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $63.0000 Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $68.0000 Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: KLR Group Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
13/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $61.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $67.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $65.0000 Maintain
12/04/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
28/03/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $68.0000 Maintain

Analysts expect Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) to report $2.59 EPS on April, 25 after the close.They anticipate $0.49 EPS change or 23.33% from last quarter’s $2.1 EPS. UHS’s profit would be $243.63 million giving it 11.60 P/E if the $2.59 EPS is correct. After having $2.00 EPS previously, Universal Health Services, Inc.’s analysts see 29.50% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $120.14. About 979,859 shares traded or 22.57% up from the average. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 4.39% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.94% the S&P500.

Continental Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and crude oil properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company has market cap of $24.17 billion. The firm sells its natural gas and crude oil production to energy marketing companies, crude oil refining companies, and natural gas gathering and processing companies. It has a 30.78 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, its estimated proved reserves were 1,275 million barrels of crude oil equivalent with estimated proved developed reserves of 519 MMBoe.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $240,250 activity. McNabb John T II sold 6,000 shares worth $313,635. Hamm Harold bought $1.56 million worth of Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) on Thursday, March 1. Hart John D also sold $796,950 worth of Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) on Thursday, March 8. $958,024 worth of stock was sold by MONROE MARK E on Wednesday, December 13. 10,000 shares valued at $560,192 were sold by Eissenstat Eric Spencer on Wednesday, March 21.

The stock increased 1.75% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $64.95. About 1.83 million shares traded. Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) has risen 34.29% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.74% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.28, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 24 investors sold Continental Resources, Inc. shares while 109 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 81.44 million shares or 1.67% less from 82.82 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Assetmark invested 0% of its portfolio in Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR). Blackrock reported 4.75M shares. Moreover, Ameriprise Financial has 0% invested in Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR). Voya Invest Ltd Liability reported 0% of its portfolio in Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR). Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt Incorporated holds 276,253 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) for 34,002 shares. Frontier Invest Management invested in 0.11% or 25,000 shares. Raymond James Advisors Inc holds 192,854 shares. Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv holds 40,544 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Texas-based Amer Insur Com Tx has invested 0.24% in Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR). Whittier Of Nevada invested 0.09% in Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR). Products Prtnrs Ltd Co reported 0.78% of its portfolio in Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0.02% or 200,599 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Bridges Counsel has 0.19% invested in Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) for 6,450 shares. Regions Corp holds 91,305 shares.

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and ambulatory centers. The company has market cap of $11.30 billion. The company's hospitals offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services. It has a 15.38 P/E ratio. As of February 28, 2017, it owned and/or operated 26 inpatient acute care hospitals, 4 free-standing emergency departments, 1 surgical hospital, and 319 inpatient and 33 outpatient behavioral health care facilities located in 37 states, Washington, D.C.; the United Kingdom; Puerto Rico; and the U.S.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 44 investors sold Universal Health Services, Inc. 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. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt has 29,321 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv holds 0% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 2,181 shares. State Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 203,952 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 0.02% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 25,652 shares. 1St Source Financial Bank accumulated 0.03% or 3,015 shares. Mirae Asset Global Invs Co invested 0.06% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Moreover, Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Gru Ltd Liability Co has 0.04% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). New Mountain Vantage Advisers Limited Liability Corp stated it has 2.26% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Raymond James Financial Svcs accumulated 3,619 shares. M&T Natl Bank owns 11,288 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Earnest Prns Llc holds 0% or 39 shares. Oakbrook Invests Ltd Liability holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 6,856 shares. Stifel reported 128,895 shares stake. 2,000 are owned by Granite Inv Partners Limited Liability. Ingalls And Snyder Ltd Company accumulated 3,000 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

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 rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, March 2 to “Neutral”. Piper Jaffray maintained Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Friday, July 31. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy”. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Wednesday, December 14 by Raymond James. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 1 to “Overweight”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) rating on Friday, April 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $157 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UHS in report on Tuesday, August 4 with “Outperform” rating. Bank of America downgraded Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) on Wednesday, November 9 to “Neutral” rating.

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