Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Community Health Systems (CYH) Share Price

News stories about Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Community Health Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 44.577259692071 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) traded up $0.06 on Friday, reaching $4.25. 5,510,617 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,353,755. The company has a current ratio of 2.05, a quick ratio of 1.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.62. Community Health Systems has a fifty-two week low of $3.85 and a fifty-two week high of $10.51.

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported ($0.77) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.30) by ($0.47). The business had revenue of $3.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.70 billion. Community Health Systems had a negative net margin of 3.97% and a negative return on equity of 3.10%. Community Health Systems’s quarterly revenue was down 16.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.35) earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Community Health Systems will post -1.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently commented on CYH. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Community Health Systems in a report on Thursday, September 7th. SunTrust Banks set a $7.00 price target on shares of Community Health Systems and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, October 15th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 price target on shares of Community Health Systems in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded shares of Community Health Systems from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target on shares of Community Health Systems in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.47.

In other Community Health Systems news, major shareholder Tian Qiao Chen bought 100,164 shares of Community Health Systems stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $3.96 per share, for a total transaction of $396,649.44. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 4.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Community Health Systems

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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