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How to buy Community Health Systems stock
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 51,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $12.4 billion.
How to buy shares in Community Health Systems
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- 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.
- 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)Use our graph to track the performance of CYH stocks over time.
Community Health Systems shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$2.15|
|52-week range||$2.36 - $15.29|
|50-day moving average||$3.32|
|200-day moving average||$8.06|
|Wall St. target price||$5.52|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.28|
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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
|1 week (2022-09-23)||-9.66%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||-19.48%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-46.65%|
|6 months (2022-03-29)||N/A|
|1 year (2021-09-28)||N/A|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||-51.58%|
|3 years (2019-10-02)||3.62|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||7.68|
Is Community Health Systems stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 1x. In other words, Community Health Systems shares trade at around 1x 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 $1.5 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||$12.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.39%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.25%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$320.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 $2.36 up to $15.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.7695. 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 direct-to-consumer virtual health visits. As of December 31, 2021, it owned or leased 83 hospitals, including 81 general acute care hospitals and two stand-alone rehabilitation or psychiatric hospitals with an aggregate of 13,289 licensed beds. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. .
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Community Health Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.293% of Community Health Systems shares are held by insiders and 89.9% by institutions. How many people work for Community Health Systems?
Latest data suggests 51,000 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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