Analyst Ratings for Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE:CYH) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, CYH received an average rating of Hold.

1 analysts declared CYH a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 15 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 4 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CYH. The most optimistic price target was 14, which equates to a potential upside of 89.45 percent. The minimum price target given was 5, implying potential capital losses of -32.34 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -62.5 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -78.57 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -35.3 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -53.36 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CYH has a 52-week high of 13.28 and a 52-week low of 4.15. Currently the stock is 78.07 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 44.35 percent. CYH has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CYH value stock report compares CYH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.84756 billion. CYH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.