News articles about Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Acadia Healthcare earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 47.0376587176963 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) opened at $34.01 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $3,060.00, a PE ratio of 17.35, a P/E/G ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 0.90. Acadia Healthcare has a 12 month low of $26.92 and a 12 month high of $54.34. The company has a quick ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30.

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $716.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $728.86 million. Acadia Healthcare had a net margin of 6.07% and a return on equity of 8.57%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Acadia Healthcare will post 2.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on ACHC shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Acadia Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub cut Acadia Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Jefferies Group set a $42.00 target price on Acadia Healthcare and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird cut Acadia Healthcare from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $55.00 to $38.00 in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets started coverage on Acadia Healthcare in a research report on Monday, October 16th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $52.00 target price on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.17.

In related news, Director Reeve B. Waud sold 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.80, for a total value of $3,180,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 11.10% of the company’s stock.

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Acadia Healthcare Company Profile

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc is a provider of behavioral healthcare services, with operations in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Company focuses on acquiring and developing behavioral healthcare facilities. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. Facilities and U.K. Facilities.

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