Headlines about Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Community Health Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.4115306284598 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Community Health Systems (CYH) Lifted to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Offer Predictions for Community Health Systems’ FY2018 Earnings (CYH) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) – Technical Roundup – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Analysts Insights on Community Health Systems (CYH) – ExpertGazette (expertgazette.com)
- Jefferies Group Comments on Community Health Systems’ Q1 2018 Earnings (CYH) (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Community Health Systems (NYSE CYH) traded down $0.06 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $4.92. 3,004,669 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,359,792. The company has a market cap of $558.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.23 and a beta of 1.52. Community Health Systems has a 1-year low of $3.85 and a 1-year high of $10.51. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -20.06.
A number of research firms have recently commented on CYH. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Community Health Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Jefferies Group set a $5.00 target price on shares of Community Health Systems and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine cut shares of Community Health Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 target price on shares of Community Health Systems in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co began coverage on shares of Community Health Systems in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $4.50 target price for the company. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.98.
In other Community Health Systems news, major shareholder Tian Qiao Chen acquired 478,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $3.98 per share, for a total transaction of $1,905,226.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. In the last quarter, insiders purchased 1,880,320 shares of company stock valued at $7,481,839. 4.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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