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Community Health Systems: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) _ Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) on Thursday reported a loss of $110 million in its second quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Franklin, Tennessee-based company said it had a loss of 97 cents. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 1 cent per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 43 cents per share.

The operator of accute care hospitals posted revenue of $3.56 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.51 billion.

In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company's shares hit $3.28. A year ago, they were trading at $8.46.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on CYH at https://www.zacks.com/ap/CYH