2. As of noon trading, Community Health Systems ( CYH) is up $0.47 (1.0%) to $47.86 on average volume Thus far, 572,029 shares of Community Health Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.33-$48.25 after having opened the day at $47.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.39. Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides general and specialized hospital healthcare services to patients in the United States. Community Health Systems has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 54.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Community Health Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Community Health Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Community Health Systems Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.
Community Health Systems may close its $7.6 billion acquisition of Health Management Associates, but with the uncertainties of a new healthcare law and the merger partners' own legal problems, it needed good timing to put reasonable financing in place.