Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (NASDAQ:ACHC) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 960 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,400% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 call options.

ACHC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Citigroup decreased their price objective on shares of Acadia Healthcare from $61.00 to $44.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Cantor Fitzgerald decreased their price objective on shares of Acadia Healthcare from $48.00 to $39.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Acadia Healthcare from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $60.00 to $37.00 in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Wells Fargo & Co initiated coverage on shares of Acadia Healthcare in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $41.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Acadia Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.92.

In other Acadia Healthcare news, Director Reeve B. Waud sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.80, for a total value of $3,180,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 11.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. M&T Bank Corp grew its stake in Acadia Healthcare by 12.6% during the second quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 5,934 shares of the company’s stock valued at $293,000 after acquiring an additional 664 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC grew its stake in Acadia Healthcare by 4.8% during the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 30,187 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,442,000 after acquiring an additional 1,370 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Acadia Healthcare by 1.1% in the 4th quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 168,938 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,512,000 after buying an additional 1,836 shares in the last quarter. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Acadia Healthcare by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. now owns 126,677 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,031,000 after buying an additional 1,852 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its stake in shares of Acadia Healthcare by 7.8% in the 3rd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 30,370 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,450,000 after buying an additional 2,203 shares in the last quarter.

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ ACHC) opened at $33.72 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2,988.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 0.85. Acadia Healthcare has a 52 week low of $26.92 and a 52 week high of $54.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 1.36.

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About Acadia Healthcare

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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