Media stories about Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive 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 assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.577259692071 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

CYH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Community Health Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Community Health Systems in a research note on Sunday, November 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Community Health Systems from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Community Health Systems in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Community Health Systems in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.47.

Shares of Community Health Systems (CYH) traded up $0.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $4.21. 2,513,300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,580,958. Community Health Systems has a 52-week low of $3.85 and a 52-week high of $10.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.62, a current ratio of 2.05 and a quick ratio of 1.86.

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

In other Community Health Systems news, major shareholder Tian Qiao Chen acquired 100,164 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of $3.96 per share, with a total value of $396,649.44. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 4.70% of the company’s stock.

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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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