Brokerages Anticipate U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $102.69 Million

Analysts forecast that U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) will announce $102.69 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for U.S. Physical Therapy’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $100.25 million and the highest estimate coming in at $105.13 million. U.S. Physical Therapy reported sales of $88.34 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 16.2%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that U.S. Physical Therapy will report full year sales of $102.69 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $404.13 million to $416.54 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report sales of $446.83 million per share, with estimates ranging from $437.53 million to $456.13 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover U.S. Physical Therapy.

U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.01. U.S. Physical Therapy had a return on equity of 12.91% and a net margin of 5.65%. The business had revenue of $104.25 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $102.93 million.

Several research analysts have weighed in on USPH shares. Zacks Investment Research cut U.S. Physical Therapy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Barrington Research upgraded U.S. Physical Therapy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $63.00 price objective on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on U.S. Physical Therapy in a research report on Monday, July 24th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $72.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub cut U.S. Physical Therapy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, July 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.50.

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In related news, Director Bernard A. Harris, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.00, for a total value of $310,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 26,422 shares in the company, valued at $1,638,164. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 4.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in USPH. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 0.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 486,775 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,401,000 after buying an additional 3,853 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 22.6% in the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 9,147 shares of the company’s stock valued at $552,000 after buying an additional 1,689 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 10.4% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 668,074 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,352,000 after buying an additional 63,074 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC raised its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 16.9% in the second quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 6,301 shares of the company’s stock valued at $381,000 after buying an additional 911 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 2.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 655,524 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,594,000 after buying an additional 13,991 shares during the period. 96.10% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE USPH) opened at 61.70 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $776.25 million, a P/E ratio of 39.05 and a beta of 1.06. U.S. Physical Therapy has a 1-year low of $51.96 and a 1-year high of $78.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $62.62 and its 200-day moving average is $66.06.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Investors of record on Monday, August 21st will be given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. U.S. Physical Therapy’s payout ratio is currently 46.78%.

U.S. Physical Therapy Company Profile

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre-and post-operative care, and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers and neurological-related injuries.

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