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Current Performance: Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH)


Community Health Systems trades as part of the health care providers industry and trades as part of the healthcare sector. The company CEO is Wayne T. Smith. Community Health Systems Inc is a operators of general acute care hospitals. The company operates in hospital operations which includes its general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CYH stock showed a previous change of 3.02% with an open at 4.66 and a close of 4.77. It reached an intraday high of 4.79 and a low of 4.62.

Business Wire:  Community Health Systems to Participate in Oppenheimer’s 29th Annual Healthcare Conference


The stock has a market cap of $554.4m with 116.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 110.6m shares. Trading volume reached 1,644,595 shares compared to its average volume of 2,173,268 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Community Health Systems shares returned -1.45% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 26.86%. Over three months, it changed 5.76%. In one year it has changed -4.22% and within that year its 52-week high was 5.35 and its 52-week low was 2.48. CYH stock is 92.34% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 3.65 and a 50 day moving average of 4.05. Currently CYH stock is trading 30.78% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  Community Health Systems to Participate in Oppenheimer’s 29th Annual Healthcare Conference


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -1.94 that ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.58. The TTM EPS is -1.94, which comes to a TTM PE of -2.46.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  -0.42
09-30-2018:  -1.64
06-30-2018:  -0.01
03-31-2018:  0.13

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 20.37, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 76.58%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 132.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 24,590,614, which is 21.16% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 11.78. This stock has a high level of short interest and may fall in value in the near term.

The current calculated beta is 2.64

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -4.84%, profit margin is -5.05%, price-to-sales is 0.04 and price-to-book is 0.53.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 0  :Overall Score

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