Community Health Systems (CYH) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 2.43

Headlines about Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) have trended positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Community Health Systems earned a news impact score of 2.43 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Community Health Systems’ ranking:

Shares of NYSE:CYH opened at $3.79 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $433.74 million, a P/E ratio of -3.16 and a beta of 1.56. Community Health Systems has a fifty-two week low of $2.48 and a fifty-two week high of $6.36.

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The company reported ($1.64) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.02) by ($0.62). The company had revenue of $3.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.35 billion. Community Health Systems had a negative return on equity of 36.38% and a negative net margin of 17.97%. Community Health Systems’s quarterly revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.77) earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that Community Health Systems will post -2.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reduced their target price on shares of Community Health Systems from $6.00 to $4.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Community Health Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Community Health Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of Community Health Systems from $3.50 to $3.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Community Health Systems in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. They issued an “underweight” rating and a $3.00 target price for the company. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.56.

In related news, EVP Benjamin C. Fordham purchased 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $3.16 per share, with a total value of $31,600.00. Following the acquisition, the executive vice president now owns 120,629 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $381,187.64. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders purchased a total of 25,000 shares of company stock worth $83,350 over the last three months. 3.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Community Health Systems

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.

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