Community Health Systems (CYH) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News coverage about Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Community Health Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 48.3448178587322 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Community Health Systems traded down $0.05, hitting $4.33, during midday trading on Friday, according to MarketBeat. 1,147,968 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,489,849. The firm has a market cap of $503.57 million, a PE ratio of -3.61 and a beta of 1.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -19.76, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a current ratio of 1.76. Community Health Systems has a one year low of $3.69 and a one year high of $10.18.

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 1st. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.27. The firm had revenue of $3.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.65 billion. Community Health Systems had a negative net margin of 15.70% and a negative return on equity of 36.38%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.07 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Community Health Systems will post -1.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

CYH has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Community Health Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Community Health Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Wells Fargo & Co initiated coverage on shares of Community Health Systems in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $4.50 price target for the company. Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Community Health Systems in a report on Friday, March 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $5.00 price target on shares of Community Health Systems and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Community Health Systems has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.87.

Community Health Systems Company Profile

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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