Community Health Systems, Inc.
Attention investors who purchased shares of Community Health Systems, Inc. between February 20, 2017 and February 27, 2018:
Rigrodsky & Long is investigating claims brought in a securities fraud class action complaint against Community Health Services, Inc. ("Community Health") concerning whether Community Health and certain of the Company's directors and/or officers made materially false and misleading statements and failed to disclose materially adverse facts during the period February 20, 2017 and February 27, 2018, inclusive (the "Class Period"), concerning Community Health's business, operations and prospects. These misrepresentations and omissions artificially inflated the price of Community Health's stock throughout the Class Period.
Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that a complaint has been filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased the common stock of Community Health Systems, Inc. (“Community Health” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CYH) between February 20, 2017 and February 27, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”), alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against the Company and certain of its officers (the “Complaint”).
f you purchased shares of Community Health during the Class Period, or purchased shares prior to the Class Period and still hold Community Health, and wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Timothy J. MacFall at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1220, Wilmington, DE 19801, by telephone at (888) 969-4242, by e-mail at email@example.com, or at http://rigrodskylong.com/contact-us/.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made materially false and misleading statements, and omitted materially adverse facts, about the Company’s business, operations and prospects. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the defendants concealed from the investing public: (1) that the Company had understated its contractual allowances; (2) that the Company had understated its provision for bad debts; (3) that, as a result, the Company had overstated its net operating revenue; (4) that, as a result, the Company had understated its net loss; and (5) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. As a result of defendants’ alleged false and misleading statements, the Company’s stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period.
According to the Complaint, on February 27, 2018, the Company announced that its fourth quarter 2017 net operating revenues totaled $3.059 billion and were adversely impacted by a $591 million increase in contractual allowances and provision for bad debts.
On this news, shares of Community Health declined over 17%, closing at $5.12 per share on February 28, 2018, on heavy trading volume.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than July 29, 2019. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Any member of the proposed class may move the court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.
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