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

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$3.92 -0.47 (-10.71 %)
(As of 12/16/2018 05:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$3.92
Today's Range$3.89 - $4.38
52-Week Range$2.48 - $6.36
Volume3.74 million shs
Average Volume1.75 million shs
Market Capitalization$455.83 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Community 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
Current SymbolNYSE:CYH
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.50
Quick Ratio1.33


Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.35 billion
Price / Sales0.03
Cash Flow$6.3226 per share
Price / Cash Flow0.62
Book Value($6.03) per share
Price / Book-0.65


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.20)
Net Income$-2,459,000,000.00
Net Margins-17.97%
Return on Equity-36.38%
Return on Assets-1.16%


Outstanding Shares116,280,000
Market Cap$455.83 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 earnings results on Monday, October, 29th. The company reported ($1.64) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($1.02) by $0.62. The business had revenue of $3.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.35 billion. Community Health Systems had a negative return on equity of 36.38% and a negative net margin of 17.97%. The firm's revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.77) 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 Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Community Health Systems.

What guidance has Community Health Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?

Community Health Systems updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Monday, October, 29th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $14-14.2 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $13.91 billion.

What price target have analysts set for CYH?

12 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Community Health Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $2.00 to $4.50. On average, they anticipate Community Health Systems' share price to reach $3.4583 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Community Health Systems.

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

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Community Health Systems in the last year. There are currently 7 sell ratings and 5 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." 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 has been successfully continuing with its inorganic growth acceleration via acquisitions over the past few years. As part of its restructuring plan, the company has started taking up certain corrective measures in order to add value to its top line. Frequent divestitures to streamline its core operations have helped it lower its debt burden. The company’s shares have declined comparing unfavorably with its industry’s growth, in a year’s time. However, it has seen a persistent decline in revenues due to reduced number of hospitals, which has been putting pressure on the bottom line. Rising expenses also weigh on its margins. Moreover, a weaker 2018 guidance remains a concern for the company." (10/25/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "We rate CYH Neutral, but it has been especially volatile recently due to restructuring and uncertainty about the related operating and financial costs. 12-month price target of $6 is based on a blend of DCF and comparable-company analysis." (10/11/2018)

Has Community Health Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about CYH stock have trended very positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Community Health Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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)

Who are Community Health Systems' major shareholders?

Community Health Systems' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.48%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.67%), Vanguard Group Inc (9.65%), Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. (4.90%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.18%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.48%). Company insiders that own Community Health Systems stock include Benjamin C Fordham, H Mitchell Watson Jr, Michael Dinkins, Patton Paul Smith, 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, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Legal & General Group Plc, Bridgeway Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC and Teachers Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Community Health Systems.

Which institutional investors are buying Community Health Systems stock?

CYH stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc, Royce & Associates LP, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, GSA Capital Partners LLP and AQR Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Community Health Systems stock in the last two years include Benjamin C Fordham, Michael Dinkins, Patton Paul Smith, 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 $3.92.

How big of a company is Community Health Systems?

Community Health Systems has a market capitalization of $455.83 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.

What is Community Health Systems' official website?

The official website for Community Health Systems is http://www.chs.net.

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:  477 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  759 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,236
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 12/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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