| Universal Health Services is a holding company. Co.'s principal business is owning and operating, through its subsidiaries, acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities and behavioral health care facilities. Services provided by Co.'s hospitals include 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. Co. provides capital resources as well as a variety of management services to its facilities, including central purchasing, information services, finance and control systems, facilities planning and physician recruitment services. We show 55 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of UHS's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of UHS shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like UHS versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching UHS by allowing them to research UHS shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.