U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $75.25.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of U.S. Physical Therapy in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Barrington Research lowered shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of U.S. Physical Therapy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th.

In other U.S. Physical Therapy news, Director Mark J. Brookner sold 2,625 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.23, for a total value of $186,978.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Lawrance W. Mcafee sold 2,000 shares of U.S. Physical Therapy stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.68, for a total transaction of $137,360.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 10,875 shares of company stock worth $775,331. Insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lifted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 5.9% in the second quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 7,570 shares of the company’s stock valued at $457,000 after buying an additional 420 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 1.0% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 53,637 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,240,000 after buying an additional 541 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 19.0% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 5,220 shares of the company’s stock valued at $315,000 after buying an additional 832 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 2.1% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 45,372 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,740,000 after buying an additional 914 shares in the last quarter. Finally, ETRADE Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in U.S. Physical Therapy by 15.5% in the third quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 7,275 shares of the company’s stock valued at $447,000 after buying an additional 974 shares in the last quarter. 95.97% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

U.S. Physical Therapy (USPH) traded up $2.60 during trading on Friday, reaching $74.90. 54,904 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 46,736. U.S. Physical Therapy has a twelve month low of $56.50 and a twelve month high of $78.00. The company has a market cap of $917.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a quick ratio of 2.04, a current ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30.

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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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