Community Health Systems Inc (CYH): Today's Featured Health Care Winner

Community Health Systems ( CYH) pushed the Health Care sector higher today making it today's featured health care winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Community Health Systems rose $1.09 (2.3%) to $48.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,661,981 shares of Community Health Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,167,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.74-$49.12 after having opened the day at $47.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.41. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were: Aratana Therapeutics ( PETX), up 15.9%, Ventrus Biosciences ( VTUS), up 10.4%, Uroplasty ( UPI), up 10.2% and Senesco Technologies ( SNTI), up 10.0%.

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 $4.5 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 55.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Community Health Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, 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.

On the negative front, Mast Therapeutics ( MSTX), down 37.2%, Thermogenesis Corporation ( KOOL), down 15.4%, Addus Homecare Corporation ( ADUS), down 15.3% and Regulus Therapeutics ( RGLS), down 12.0% , were all laggards within the health care sector with Eli Lilly and Company ( LLY) being today's health care sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health care sector could consider Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV) while those bearish on the health care sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Health Care ( RXD).

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