Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) shares are trading at lower $4.64 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Hold, while the current analyst price target stands at $4.11.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $7.47 and the low is $2.25. Over the last 52 weeks, CYH is up 20.21% while the S&P 500 is up 18.10%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, CYH reported a profit of $2.1 billion. Community Health Systems Inc. also saw revenues increase to $2.52 billion. In addition, CYH has free cash flow of $1.52 billion as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $437.0 million which compares well with its peers.
CYH booked profit margins of -2.50%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 14.40%, and its Return on Assets is -1.90%. All told, it is clear that, CYH needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. CYH has a short ratio of 4.58 and outstanding shares of 114.97M.
CYH has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -2.66. Community Health Systems Inc. CYH also noted assets of $16.41 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as CYH has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Community Health Systems Inc. CYH has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, CYH represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Community Health Systems Inc. CYH is now commanding a market cap of 540.10M and a float of 111.36M. CYH is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of CYH stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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