Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) Price Targets: What Do They Mean?


As of Friday close, Community Health Systems Inc.’s (NYSE:CYH) stock was down -$0.33, moving down -6.13 percent to $5.05. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,657,960 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.21 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,811,650, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,003,084.

Since last month, CYH stock retreated -0.59%. Shares of the company fell to $4.90 on 03/13/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $12.51 was reached on 02/16/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $1.88. Since the beginning of this year, CYH’s stock price has risen by 16.90% or $0.73, and marked a new high 8 times. However, the stock has declined by -59.63% since its 52-week high.

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CYH stock investors should be aware that Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 228 days ago on Aug 02. SMITH WAYNE T, the Executive Chairman of the company, purchased of 800,000 shares for $2.94 on Aug 02. It resulted in a $2,352,000 investment by the insider. SMITH WAYNE T added 200,000 shares at an average price of $3.00 on Aug 01. The insider now owns 3,259,196 shares following the transaction. On Jun 02, Director Ely James S. III bought 10,000 shares at $5.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $50,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) has a P/E ratio of about 21.49. The stock’s beta is 1.70.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Community Health Systems Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 83.80% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 8.80%. Based on annual data, CYH earned $10.24 billion in gross profit and brought in $12.21 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 8.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -2.90%.

In Community Health Systems Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $11.61 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. CYH’s revenue fell -2.93% to $3.02 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.14 billion. While analysts expected Community Health Systems Inc. to report -$0.05 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.52 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $364.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Community Health Systems Inc. were 15.94 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $12.68 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $134.7 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Community Health Systems Inc.’s (CYH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 62.31%, the RSI 9-day stood at 37.76% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Community Health Systems Inc. price is down by -3.99% percent or -$0.21. At present, CYH shares trade -34.75% below its 20-day simple moving average and +146.34% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +8.84% above its SMA50 and -3.63% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 17.91% and Stochastic coefficient D was 18.90%, while ATR was 0.41. Given the Stochastic reading of 10.00% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 42.47%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.21, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.45.

Analyst Ratings

Loop Capital launched its rating on Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) to a Hold in a note to investors on June 17, 2022. Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, CYH is a sell, and 8 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 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $8.25, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $6.50 – $13.75. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) will achieve an average price target of $8.85.


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