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$-0.26 EPS Expected for Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH); Quidel (QDEL) Shorts Decreased By 25.6%

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Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) had a decrease of 25.6% in short interest. QDEL’s SI was 3.26 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 25.6% from 4.38M shares previously. With 422,100 avg volume, 8 days are for Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL)’s short sellers to cover QDEL’s short positions. The SI to Quidel Corporation’s float is 12.44%. The stock decreased 1.31% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $55.61. About 323,299 shares traded. Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has risen 128.16% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 116.61% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) to report $-0.26 EPS on May, 7.They anticipate $0.34 EPS change or 425.00% from last quarter’s $0.08 EPS. After having $-0.25 EPS previously, Community Health Systems, Inc.’s analysts see 4.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 3.37% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $4.02. About 1.28M shares traded. Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) has declined 57.99% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 69.54% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Community Health (NYSE:CYH), 3 have Buy rating, 11 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Community Health had 95 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Tuesday, February 21. On Thursday, December 14 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Underweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna to “Positive” on Wednesday, September 14. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, February 1. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 3 with “Sell”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, January 6. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, April 25 by Raymond James. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform” on Thursday, January 28. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, August 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold Community Health Systems, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 115.46 million shares or 7.64% less from 125.01 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Lucus Advsrs Llc has 0.52% invested in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) for 83,477 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Corporation invested 0% in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). Moreover, Metropolitan Life Ins has 0% invested in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) for 22,008 shares. Geode Mngmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 906,279 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Barclays Public Limited holds 938,359 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Carroll Financial Associates has 0% invested in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). Wolverine Asset Management Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). New York State Common Retirement Fund owns 101,800 shares. Retail Bank Of Mellon Corporation reported 1.35 million shares stake. Point72 Asset Management Limited Partnership reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH). Sg Americas Ltd accumulated 331,826 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Ny State Teachers Retirement owns 232,400 shares. Ameritas Inc accumulated 0% or 8,353 shares. Lincoln National holds 0% of its portfolio in Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) for 29,210 shares. Highland Capital Limited Partnership accumulated 513,100 shares or 0.1% of the stock.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $5.86 million activity. On Monday, January 8 Chen Tian Qiao bought $1.91M worth of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) or 478,700 shares.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, leases, and operates general acute care hospitals in the United States. The company has market cap of $456.97 million. It offers general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services, as well as skilled nursing and home care services. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and home health and hospice agencies.

Among 9 analysts covering Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Quidel had 36 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, July 18. William Blair maintained the shares of QDEL in report on Friday, April 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by C.L. King to “Buy” on Thursday, January 4. The stock of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, September 19. As per Tuesday, September 19, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. The stock of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 16 by Piper Jaffray. The company was initiated on Wednesday, September 2 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 19 by PiperJaffray. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, July 27. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”.

Quidel Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets diagnostic testing solutions for applications primarily in infectious diseases, POC womenÂ’s and general health, and gastrointestinal diseases. The company has market cap of $2.07 billion. The firm offers Sofia influenza A+B and QuickVue influenza tests to detect viral antigens of influenza type A and B; Sofia strep A fluorescent immunoassay and QuickVue Strep A tests to detect group A Streptococcal antigen from throat swabs; and Sofia Respiratory Syncytial Virus , QuickVue RSV, and Quidel Molecular RSV + human metapneumovirus tests for respiratory syncytial virus. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides various products to detect various herpes simplex virus (HSV) and herpes family viruses; H&V-Mix to isolate HSV, VZV, and Cytomegalovirus; R-Mix to detect Influenza A and B, RSV, Adenovirus, and Parainfluenza types 1, 2, and 3; Sofia S.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 18 investors sold Quidel Corporation shares while 35 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 30.94 million shares or 0.83% more from 30.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Nelson Roberts Investment Advsr Ltd reported 300 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Management holds 0.01% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) or 192,647 shares. Shellback Ltd Partnership has invested 1.21% of its portfolio in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon Corp accumulated 172,795 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System reported 17,770 shares. Bankshares Of Montreal Can holds 321 shares. Macquarie Grp Limited accumulated 1.13M shares. 77,709 are owned by Invesco Limited. Price T Rowe Associates Incorporated Md stated it has 3.38M shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc has invested 0.01% in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Los Angeles Capital And Equity Research has 10,620 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0% or 6,054 shares. Northern Tru reported 0% stake. Ameritas Inv Partners Incorporated invested in 2,221 shares. Peak6 Invests Limited Partnership holds 0% or 893 shares in its portfolio.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $15.28 million activity. Shares for $1.69M were sold by BRYANT DOUGLAS C. 4,000 shares were sold by SCHULER JACK W, worth $188,080. Bujarski Robert Joseph had sold 110,704 shares worth $4.40 million on Friday, December 15. Shares for $1.46M were sold by STEWARD RANDALL J. On Wednesday, January 3 BORKAR RATAN S sold $1.35M worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) or 29,880 shares. 16,358 shares were sold by Kroll Werner, worth $661,529 on Friday, December 8.

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