Community Health Systems Stock Hits New 52-Week High (CYH)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $49.84, above its previous 52-week high of $49.79 with 570,126 shares traded as of 12:35 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Community Health Systems has a market cap of $4.44 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 58% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides general and specialized hospital healthcare services to patients in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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, increase in net income, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Community Health Systems Ratings Report.

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