Community Health Systems (CYH) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.15

News stories about Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Community Health Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.2648090856954 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities analysts have commented on CYH shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Community Health Systems from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. ValuEngine lowered Community Health Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 price objective on shares of Community Health Systems in a research note on Sunday, November 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Community Health Systems from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 price objective on shares of Community Health Systems in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Community Health Systems currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.47.

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $4.10. The company had a trading volume of 1,747,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,537,062. The company has a market capitalization of $470.38, a P/E ratio of -0.70 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a quick ratio of 1.86, a current ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.62. Community Health Systems has a fifty-two week low of $3.85 and a fifty-two week high of $10.51.

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported ($0.77) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.30) by ($0.47). The company had revenue of $3.67 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.70 billion. Community Health Systems had a negative net margin of 3.97% and a negative return on equity of 3.10%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 16.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.35) EPS. equities research analysts predict that Community Health Systems will post -1.25 EPS for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Tian Qiao Chen acquired 406,069 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $4.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,624,276.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 4.70% of the company’s stock.

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Community Health Systems Company Profile

Community Health Systems, Inc is an operator of general acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities in communities across the country. The Company operates through hospital operations segment, which includes its general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide inpatient and outpatient healthcare services.

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