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Community Health

$11.31

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16:28

Community Health CEO: Board weighing options with private equity sponsors

Wayne T. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Community Health Systems, stated, "The Board is currently exploring a variety of options with private equity sponsors, as well as other potential alternatives that would benefit all stockholders of the Company. In light of the recent accumulation of a significant block of the Company's common stock, the Board has adopted the Rights Agreement with a six-month duration in order to prevent the accumulation of a potentially controlling block of the Company's common stock until the Company's exploration of options and alternatives has concluded. The Rights Agreement is not intended to and will not prevent a transaction involving the Company's stock at a full and fair price. The Rights Agreement does not in any way weaken the Company's financial strength or interfere with its business plans or interfere with the Company's exploration of options or alternatives. The Rights Agreement was not adopted in response to any specific effort to acquire the Company or influence its management."

  • 06

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CYH Community Health
$11.31

-0.23 (-1.99%)

09/14/16
SUSQ
09/14/16
UPGRADE
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Positive
Community Health upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
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09/14/16
UPGRADE
Target $18
SUSQ
Positive
Community Health upgraded to Positive at Susquehanna
As reported previously, Susquehanna analyst Chris Rigg upgraded Community Health to Positive from Neutral. The analyst cited its potential divestitures of properties that currently generate negative or low margins along with its risk/reward profile. Rigg raised his price target to $18 from $11 on Community Health shares.
09/19/16
SBSH
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $14
SBSH
Neutral
Citi sees low probability of Community Health sale
After Bloomberg reported, and the company just confirmed, that Community Health Systems is exploring its options, Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe says he sees a low probability of an outright sale. The analyst is hard-pressed to find a buyer given the company's "weak operating trends and already high leverage."Community Health is likely to try selling assets to de-lever, Giacobbe tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Neutral rating on the shares with a $14 price target.
09/19/16
BOFA
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $10
BOFA
Underperform
BofA/Merrill thoughts on Community Health exploring strategic alternatives
According to Bloomberg, Community Health is exploring strategic options, including a potential sale of the company. BofA/Merrill analyst Kevin Fischbeck does not view public companies as a good strategic fit for Community Health as many are focused on larger urban hospitals or prefer smaller deals. Fischbeck said other options include a private equity acquisition, a sale-leaseback to a REIT, or combination of the two. The analyst said Community Health's fundamentals have been weak, which is the biggest factor in doing a deal now as it be hard to lever company or do a sales/leaseback without better visibility into cash flows. Fischback rates Community Health an Underperform with a $10 price target.

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