What has caused a significant move in Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)?

Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) is a stock to watch today. At current price of $2.28, the shares have already lost -0.48 points (-17.57% lower) from its previous close of $2.76. The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 1593470 contracts so far this session. CYH shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 3.09 million shares, but with a 0.11 billion float and a -34.29% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for CYH stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $4.87 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 113.6% from where the CYH share price has been trading recently.

During the recent trading session for Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-1.19 over a week and tumble down $-2.44 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $7.47, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 02/21/20. The recent low of $1.79 stood for a -69.54% since 08/27/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 2 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for Community Health Systems, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 30.55. This figure suggests that CYH stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current CYH readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 4.65% at this stage. This figure means that CYH share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) would settle between $3.03/share to $3.29/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $2.5 mark, then the market for Community Health Systems, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $2.23 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.85. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Raymond James raised their recommendation on shares of CYH from Underperform to Mkt Perform in their opinion released on February 20. UBS, analysts launched coverage of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) stock with a Sell recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on November 16. Analysts at Mizuho, made their first call for the equity with a Neutral recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to March 23.

CYH equity has an average rating of 3.47, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 14 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 6 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 8 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while others rated it as a sell. 1 analysts rated Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) as a buy or a strong buy while 7 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, CYH stock price is currently trading at 0X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 22.9. Community Health Systems, Inc. current P/B ratio of 0 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 3.4.

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -4.9% to hit $3.21 billion, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -4% from $13.21 billion to a noteworthy $12.68 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Community Health Systems, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 18.9% to hit $-0.43 per share. For the fiscal year, CYH’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -30.3% to hit $-1.16 per share.