Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) Short Interest Update

Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 140,100 shares, an increase of 7.1% from the May 15th total of 130,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 48,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.9 days. Approximately 1.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Shares of UHT opened at $88.84 on Friday. Universal Health Realty Income Trust has a 12 month low of $58.70 and a 12 month high of $92.13. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $85.60. The company has a market capitalization of $1.22 billion, a PE ratio of 27.34 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37, a current ratio of 1.62 and a quick ratio of 1.62.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, June 24th were paid a $0.68 dividend. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.06%. This is a boost from Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.68. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 21st.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Eii Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Universal Health Realty Income Trust in the second quarter valued at approximately $149,000. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its position in Universal Health Realty Income Trust by 23.7% in the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,535 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 486 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in Universal Health Realty Income Trust by 94.2% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,930 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $222,000 after buying an additional 1,421 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan acquired a new stake in Universal Health Realty Income Trust in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $225,000. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Universal Health Realty Income Trust in the first quarter valued at approximately $240,000. 62.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Universal Health Realty Income Trust

Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust, invests in healthcare and human service related facilities including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, sub-acute care facilities, medical/office buildings, free-standing emergency departments and childcare centers. We have investments in sixty-nine properties located in twenty states.

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