Citigroup Inc. set a $14.00 target price on Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE:CYH) in a report released on Monday morning. The firm currently has a a hold rating on the stock.

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Vetr lowered shares of Community Health Systems from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating and set a $12.50 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, September 7th. Barclays PLC reduced their price objective on shares of Community Health Systems from $32.00 to $29.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Community Health Systems from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Jefferies Group reissued a hold rating on shares of Community Health Systems in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, Leerink Swann downgraded shares of Community Health Systems from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $21.00 to $13.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $16.32.

Shares of Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) opened at 10.20 on Monday. Community Health Systems has a 12 month low of $9.66 and a 12 month high of $38.89. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $10.88 and its 200 day moving average is $13.28. The company’s market capitalization is $1.13 billion.

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.47. The firm had revenue of $4.59 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.53 billion. Community Health Systems had a positive return on equity of 2.10% and a negative net margin of 7.55%. The company’s revenue was down 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Community Health Systems will post $1.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Williams Jones & Associates LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Community Health Systems during the second quarter worth approximately $491,000. Mason Street Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Community Health Systems during the second quarter worth approximately $620,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Community Health Systems by 70.6% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 518,666 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,250,000 after buying an additional 214,668 shares during the period. Bellwether Investment Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Community Health Systems during the second quarter worth approximately $208,000. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp boosted its stake in shares of Community Health Systems by 22.2% in the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 12,742 shares of the company’s stock worth $154,000 after buying an additional 2,315 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.57% of the company’s stock.

Community Health Systems Company Profile

Community Health Systems, Inc is an operator of general acute care hospitals in communities. The Company provides healthcare services through the hospitals that it owns and operates and affiliated businesses in non-urban and selected urban markets throughout the United States. The Company operates through two segments: hospital operations and home care agencies operations.

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