What Are The Risk Factors For Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH)?

As of Friday close, Community Health Systems Inc.’s (NYSE:CYH) stock was up $0.17, moving up 2.69 percent to $6.49. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,273,160 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.54 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,146,515, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,458,874.


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Since last month, CYH stock retreated -42.52%. Shares of the company fell to $6.04 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $17.04 was reached on 01/19/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $6.04. Since the beginning of this year, CYH’s stock price has dropped by -51.24% or -$6.82, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -61.91% since its 52-week high.

Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) last reported insider trading activity 339 days ago on Jun 09. FRY JOHN A, the Director of the company, disposed of 31,500 shares for $15.55 on Jun 09. It resulted in a $489,856 divestment by the insider. JENNINGS WILLIAM NORRIS sold 30,000 shares at an average price of $15.51 on Jun 01. The insider now owns 67,112 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) has a P/E ratio of about 2.91. The stock’s beta is 1.84.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Community Health Systems Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.50, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 83.60% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 10.70%. Based on annual data, CYH earned $10.33 billion in gross profit and brought in $12.37 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 11.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -19.50%.

In Community Health Systems Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $12.15 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. CYH’s revenue rose 3.15% to $3.23 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.11 billion. While analysts expected Community Health Systems Inc. to report $0.13 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.14 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 7.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $398.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Community Health Systems Inc. were 16.57 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $12.92 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $134.69 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Community Health Systems Inc.’s (CYH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 55.22%, the RSI 9-day stood at 24.73% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Community Health Systems Inc. price is down by -7.68% percent or -$0.54. At present, CYH shares trade -43.37% below its 20-day simple moving average and -47.91% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -40.84% below its SMA50 and -51.85% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 7.96% and Stochastic coefficient D was 4.39%, while ATR was 0.59. Given the Stochastic reading of 14.29% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 25.11%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.41, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.94.

Analyst Ratings

Wells Fargo launched its rating on Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on March 29, 2022. Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms , CYH is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Community Health Systems Inc. stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $13.75, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $8.50 – $19.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) will achieve an average price target of $13.70.

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