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How to buy Community Health Systems (CYH) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Community Health Systems stocks.

Community Health Systems is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Community Health Systems stocks (CYH.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $15.55 – a decrease of 2.68% over the previous week. Community Health Systems employs 55,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $12.3 billion.

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  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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Community Health Systems stock price (NYSE:CYH)

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Community Health Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$12.71
52-week range$7.89 - $17.04
50-day moving average $13.20
200-day moving average $13.08
Wall St. target price$16.35
PE ratio 4.5999
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.95

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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 $12.71 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-18) N/A
1 month (2021-12-25) N/A
3 months (2021-10-28) 6.18%
6 months (2021-07-29) -5.71%
1 year (2021-01-29) 36.37%
2 years (2020-01-29) 168.14%
3 years (2019-01-29) 246.32%
5 years (2017-01-27) 93.16%

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 5x. In other words, Community Health Systems shares trade at around 5x 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 9.65%
Gross profit TTM $4.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.59%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin 2.96%
Book value $-16.09
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

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 22 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 $7.89 up to $17.04. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CYH.US volatility(beta: 1.73)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 1.7299. 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. .

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