NYSE:CYH - Community Health Systems Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$3.35 +0.14 (+4.36 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 08:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$3.21
Today's Range$3.08 - $3.36
52-Week Range$2.66 - $7.93
Volume2.48 million shs
Average Volume2.76 million shs
Market Capitalization$359.22 million
P/E Ratio-2.79
Dividend YieldN/A
Community Health Systems logoCommunity Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, leases, and operates general acute care hospitals in the United States. It offers general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services, as well as skilled nursing and home care services. The company also provides outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, and ambulatory surgery centers. As of December 31, 2017, it owned or leased 125 hospitals, including 123 general acute care hospitals and 2 stand-alone rehabilitation or psychiatric hospitals with an aggregate of 20,850 licensed beds in 19 states. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio-17.03
Current Ratio1.79
Quick Ratio1.58


Trailing P/E Ratio-2.79
Forward P/E Ratio-2.23
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.35 billion
Price / Sales0.03
Cash Flow$6.8367 per share
Price / Cash0.49
Book Value($6.03) per share
Price / Book-0.56


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.20)
Net Income$-2,459,000,000.00
Net Margins-16.16%
Return on Equity-36.38%
Return on Assets-0.56%


Outstanding Shares116,250,000
Market Cap$359.22 million

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Community Health Systems' stock symbol?

Community Health Systems trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CYH."

How were Community Health Systems' earnings last quarter?

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 26th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.43) by $0.42. The company had revenue of $3.56 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.52 billion. Community Health Systems had a negative net margin of 16.16% and a negative return on equity of 36.38%. The firm's revenue was down 14.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.25) earnings per share. View Community Health Systems' Earnings History.

When is Community Health Systems' next earnings date?

Community Health Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Community Health Systems.

What price target have analysts set for CYH?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Community Health Systems' stock. Their forecasts range from $3.00 to $8.00. On average, they anticipate Community Health Systems' share price to reach $4.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Community Health Systems.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Community Health Systems?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Community Health Systems in the last year. There are currently 8 sell ratings and 9 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Community Health Systems.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Community Health Systems stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Community Health Systems stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Community Health shares have underperformed the industry year to date. However, the company has seen a persistent decline in revenues, which has been putting pressure on the bottom line. Rising expenses also weigh on the margins. Frequent divestitures to streamline core operations have helped it lower its debt burden. As part of its restructuring plan, the company has started taking up certain corrective measures in order to add value to its top line. Although" (7/24/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "1Q18 results were in line with our estimates and above the FactSet consensus. Volumes slipped, but revenue was up slightly on higher revenue per case, which we believe reflects increased acuity. After the 4Q17 disappointments, expectations are lower, and we expect these improved results to help sentiment." (5/1/2018)

Are investors shorting Community Health Systems?

Community Health Systems saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 31,383,489 shares, a drop of 9.2% from the July 13th total of 34,556,598 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,369,418 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 9.3 days. Currently, 28.1% of the company's shares are short sold. View Community Health Systems' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Community Health Systems' key competitors?

Who are Community Health Systems' key executives?

Community Health Systems' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Wayne T. Smith, Chairman & CEO (Age 72)
  • Mr. Tim L. Hingtgen, Pres, COO & Director (Age 50)
  • Mr. Thomas J. Aaron, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Benjamin C. Fordham, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Assistant Sec. (Age 65)
  • Dr. Lynn T. Simon, Chief Medical Officer & Pres of Clinical Operations (Age 58)

Has Community Health Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about CYH stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Community Health Systems earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 48.16 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Community Health Systems.

Who are Community Health Systems' major shareholders?

Community Health Systems' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.63%), Saba Capital Management L.P. (7.06%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.85%), Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. (4.38%), PointState Capital LP (2.17%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.83%). Company insiders that own Community Health Systems stock include Benjamin C Fordham, H Mitchell Watson Jr, Michael Dinkins, Thomas J Aaron and Tian Qiao Chen. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Community Health Systems.

Which institutional investors are selling Community Health Systems stock?

CYH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, PointState Capital LP, California Public Employees Retirement System, Royce & Associates LP, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Swiss National Bank, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can and OppenheimerFunds Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Community Health Systems.

Which institutional investors are buying Community Health Systems stock?

CYH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Saba Capital Management L.P., Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Continental Advisors LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Community Health Systems stock in the last two years include Benjamin C Fordham, Michael Dinkins, Thomas J Aaron and Tian Qiao Chen. View Insider Buying and Selling for Community Health Systems.

How do I buy shares of Community Health Systems?

Shares of CYH can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Community Health Systems' stock price today?

One share of CYH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.35.

How big of a company is Community Health Systems?

Community Health Systems has a market capitalization of $359.22 million and generates $15.35 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $-2,459,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($1.20) on an earnings per share basis. Community Health Systems employs 113,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Community Health Systems?

Community Health Systems' mailing address is 4000 MERIDIAN BOULEVARD, FRANKLIN TN, 37067. The company can be reached via phone at 615-465-7000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Community Health Systems (NYSE CYH)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  460 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  739 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,199
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Community Health Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CYH will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CYH will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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