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How to buy Community Health Systems stock | $11.3

Learn how to easily invest in Community Health Systems stock.

Community Health Systems Inc is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Community Health Systems shares (CYH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Community Health Systems employs 55,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CYH – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Community Health Systems stock price (NYSE: CYH)

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Community Health Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$11.30
52-week range$4.39 - $17.04
50-day moving average $11.21
200-day moving average $13.04
Wall St. target price$14.85
PE ratio 3.7755
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.99

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Is it a good time to buy Community Health Systems stock?

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Community Health Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.3 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-18) 6.81%
1 month (2021-09-23) 0.27%
3 months (2021-07-23) -20.20%
6 months (2021-04-23) 10.68%
1 year (2020-10-23) 129.67%
2 years (2019-10-24) 164.02%
3 years (2018-10-24) 307.94%
5 years (2016-10-24) 8.65%

Is Community Health Systems under- or over-valued?

Valuing Community Health Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Community Health Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Community Health Systems's P/E ratio

Community Health Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Community Health Systems shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Community Health Systems's EBITDA

Community Health Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Community Health Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Community Health Systems financials

Revenue TTM $12.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.26%
Gross profit TTM $4.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.45%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin 2.98%
Book value $-16.09
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Community Health Systems shares

There are currently 4.6 million Community Health Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Community Health Systems's "short interest". This figure is 9.8% up from 4.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Community Health Systems shares can be evaluated.

Community Health Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Community Health Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Community Health Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Community Health Systems shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Community Health Systems's SIR currently stands at 3.54. In other words for every 100,000 Community Health Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3540 shares are currently held short.

However Community Health Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Community Health Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Community Health Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Community Health Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Community Health Systems shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0425% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Community Health Systems shares, roughly 43 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Community Health Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Community Health Systems stock.

Community Health Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Community Health Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Community Health Systems's shares ever split?

Community Health Systems's shares were split on a 121:100 basis on 21 April 2016. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 121 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Community Health Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 17.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Community Health Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Community Health Systems's share price.

Community Health Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Community Health Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.39 up to $17.04. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CYH.US volatility(beta: 1.86)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Community Health Systems's is 1.8608. This would suggest that Community Health Systems's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Community Health Systems overview

Community Health Systems, Inc. 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. The company also provides outpatient services at primary care practices, urgent care centers, free-standing emergency departments, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging and diagnostic centers, retail clinics, and via direct-to-consumer virtual health visits. As of December 31, 2020, it owned or leased 89 hospitals, including 87 general acute care hospitals and two stand-alone rehabilitation or psychiatric hospitals with an aggregate of 14,110 licensed beds. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Community Health Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.714% of Community Health Systems shares are held by insiders and 80.533% by institutions.
How many people work for Community Health Systems?
Latest data suggests 55,000 work at Community Health Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for Community Health Systems?
Community Health Systems's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Community Health Systems based?
Community Health Systems's address is: 4000 Meridian Boulevard, Franklin, TN, United States, 37067
What is Community Health Systems's ISIN number?
Community Health Systems's international securities identification number is: US2036681086
What is Community Health Systems's CUSIP number?
Community Health Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 203668108

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