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.

CYH was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 14, implying a possible profit of 89.45 percent. The minimum price target given was 5, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -62.5 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -78.57 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -35.3 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -53.36 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CYH has traded between a high of 13.28 and a low of 4.15 over the past year. Currently the stock is 78.07 percent higher than its low, and 44.35 percent below the high. CYH has a price/earnings 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.