NYSE:CYH

Community Health Systems Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$10.07
+0.06 (+0.60 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$9.97
Now: $10.07
$10.42
50-Day Range
$8.39
MA: $11.22
$13.96
52-Week Range
$2.46
Now: $10.07
$14.39
Volume2.01 million shs
Average Volume2.73 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.33 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.12

Short Interest

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume5,250,000 shares
Previous Short Volume5,320,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-1.32%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$60.85 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.9
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares118,060,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted3.97%
Today's Trading Volume2,005,935 shares
Average Trading Volume2,734,993 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-26.66%

Short Interest Over Time


Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/20215,250,000 shares $60.85 million -1.3%N/A1.9 $11.59
3/15/20215,320,000 shares $69.48 million +10.6%N/A2.2 $13.06
2/26/20214,810,000 shares $46.46 million -8.7%N/A2.2 $9.66
2/12/20215,270,000 shares $45.11 million +1.9%N/A2.5 $8.56
1/29/20215,170,000 shares $48.39 million -0.4%4.6%2.1 $9.36
1/15/20215,190,000 shares $52.73 million -8.3%4.6%1.7 $10.16
12/31/20207,190,000 shares $56.08 million +3.9%6.4%2.7 $7.80
12/15/20207,190,000 shares $54.43 million +3.9%6.4%2.7 $7.57
11/30/20206,920,000 shares $53.63 million -14.9%6.1%2.6 $7.75
11/15/20208,130,000 shares $66.50 million -16.5%7.2%3.2 $8.18
10/30/20209,740,000 shares $79.87 million +19.2%8.6%4.3 $8.20
10/15/20208,170,000 shares $35.87 million +17.9%7.2%5.3 $4.39
9/30/20206,930,000 shares $31.05 million -5.6%6.1%4.3 $4.48
9/15/20207,340,000 shares $30.02 million +0.1%6.5%4.3 $4.09
8/31/20207,330,000 shares $33.86 million -16.1%6.5%4.4 $4.62
8/14/20208,740,000 shares $44.92 million -18.6%7.7%5 $5.14
7/31/202010,730,000 shares $57.62 million -13.1%9.5%5.9 $5.37
7/15/202012,340,000 shares $61.45 million -13.5%10.9%6.7 $4.98
6/30/202014,260,000 shares $55.61 million +8.9%12.6%7.2 $3.90
6/15/202013,100,000 shares $40.48 million -3.8%11.6%5.7 $3.09
5/29/202013,610,000 shares $40.97 million -9.3%12.1%5.3 $3.01
5/15/202015,000,000 shares $47.25 million -7.8%13.3%5.5 $3.15
4/30/202016,260,000 shares $56.75 million -4.1%14.4%4.9 $3.49
4/15/202016,960,000 shares $50.37 million -9.8%15.0%5.1 $2.97
3/31/202018,800,000 shares $66.18 million -7.1%16.7%5.5 $3.52

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Community Health Systems' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Community Health Systems shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of March 31st, investors have sold 5,250,000 shares of CYH short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Community Health Systems?

The short interest ratio, also known as the "days to cover ratio", is calculated by dividing the number of shares of a stock sold short divided by its average trading volume. A short interest ratio ranging between 1 and 4 generally indicates strong positive sentiment about a stock and a lack of short sellers. A short interest ratio of 10 or greater indicates strong pessimism about a stock. Community Health Systems currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

Is Community Health Systems' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Community Health Systems saw a decrease in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 5,250,000 shares, a decrease of 1.3% from the previous total of 5,320,000 shares. Changes in short volume can be used to identify positive and negative investor sentiment. Investors that short sell a stock are betting that its price will decline in the future. An increase in short sale volume suggests bearish (negative) sentiment among investors. A decrease on short sale volume suggests bullish (positive) sentiment.

How does Community Health Systems' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Community Health Systems' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "health care facilities" compare to Community Health Systems: HCA Healthcare, Inc. (1.12%), Alcon Inc. (1.20%), Universal Health Services, Inc. (2.01%), Tenet Healthcare Co. (0.00%), Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (4.84%), The Ensign Group, Inc. (2.75%), Select Medical Holdings Co. (2.47%), U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (4.60%), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (6.02%), and National HealthCare Co. (1.08%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Community Health Systems stock?

Short selling CYH is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Community Health Systems as its price is falling. Community Health Systems' stock is trading up $0.06 today. To short Community Health Systems stock, an investor borrows shares, sells them and buys the shares back on the public market later to return it to the lender. Short sellers are betting that Community Health Systems will decline in price. If the stock does drop after selling, the short seller buys it back at a lower price and returns it to the lender. The difference between the sell price and the buy price is the trader's profit.

How does a short squeeze work against Community Health Systems?

A short squeeze for Community Health Systems occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock appreciates in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of CYH, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Community Health Systems' short interest reported?

Short interest is typically published by a stock exchange once per month. However, NASDAQ publishes a report for U.S. stocks, including CYH, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.



This page was last updated on 4/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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