GSA Capital Partners LLP Purchases Shares of 17,862 U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (USPH)

GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new stake in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 17,862 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,098,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.14% of U.S. Physical Therapy at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Algert Global LLC bought a new position in U.S. Physical Therapy during the 3rd quarter worth $1,089,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 59.9% during the 3rd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 3,770 shares of the company’s stock worth $231,000 after buying an additional 1,412 shares during the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC bought a new position in U.S. Physical Therapy during the 3rd quarter worth $356,000. King Luther Capital Management Corp grew its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 61.3% during the 3rd quarter. King Luther Capital Management Corp now owns 57,695 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,545,000 after buying an additional 21,935 shares during the last quarter. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP grew its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 491.6% during the 3rd quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 33,231 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,041,000 after buying an additional 27,614 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.12% of the company’s stock.

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) opened at $71.20 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a current ratio of 2.04. U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. has a 12-month low of $56.50 and a 12-month high of $78.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $888.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.03 and a beta of 1.08.

U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by ($0.04). U.S. Physical Therapy had a return on equity of 13.37% and a net margin of 5.29%. The business had revenue of $103.03 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $102.69 million. sell-side analysts expect that U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th were issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%. U.S. Physical Therapy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 48.19%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Barrington Research lowered U.S. Physical Therapy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price target on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded U.S. Physical Therapy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered U.S. Physical Therapy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 7th. Finally, Sidoti upgraded U.S. Physical Therapy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $62.00 to $74.00 in a research report on Friday, September 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $69.00.

In other news, Director Clayton Trier sold 4,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.97, for a total value of $305,872.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Lawrance W. Mcafee sold 800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.21, for a total value of $55,368.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 29,250 shares of company stock valued at $1,986,645. Insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

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U.S. Physical Therapy 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH)

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