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Relatively Low Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of Select Medical in the Health Care Facilities Industry (SEM, ACHC, USPH, UHS, HCA)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Facilities industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Select Medical ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 9.1%. Following is Acadia Healthcar with a projected earnings growth of 12.7%. Us Physical Ther ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 20.0%.

Universal Hlth-B follows with a projected earnings growth of 25.8%, and Hca Healthcare I rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 29.6%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Universal Hlth-B on June 25th, 2019 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $127.85. Since that recommendation, shares of Universal Hlth-B have risen 14.1%. We continue to monitor Universal Hlth-B for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth select medical acadia healthcar us physical ther universal hlth-b hca healthcare i

Ticker(s): SEM ACHC USPH UHS HCA