NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Community Health Systems Inc

(NYSE:

CYH

) were gapping down Thursday morning with an open price 12.2% lower than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $20.28 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $17.81.

The average volume for Community Health Systems has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Community Health Systems has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry. Shares are down 45.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services through the operation of hospitals in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.4, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 6.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Community Health Systems as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Community Health Systems Ratings Report

.

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