U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH – Get Rating) CFO Carey P. Hendrickson sold 471 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.80, for a total transaction of $45,121.80. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 14,886 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,426,078.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
U.S. Physical Therapy Price Performance
Shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock opened at $92.99 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.33, a P/E/G ratio of 3.68 and a beta of 1.34. U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. has a 1-year low of $73.30 and a 1-year high of $131.50. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $96.56 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $87.22.
U.S. Physical Therapy Increases Dividend
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.43 per share. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.85%. This is a boost from U.S. Physical Therapy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 9th. U.S. Physical Therapy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 76.44%.
Institutional Trading of U.S. Physical Therapy
Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades
A number of research firms recently weighed in on USPH. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a research note on Thursday. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock. Barrington Research upped their target price on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from $107.00 to $110.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, February 24th.
U.S. Physical Therapy Company Profile
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc operates outpatient physical therapy clinics, which provides pre-and post-operative care and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers and neurological-related injuries. It operates through the following segments: physical therapy operations and industrial injury prevention services.
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