News headlines about AAC (NYSE:AAC) have trended positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AAC earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 47.3730052957339 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

AAC (NYSE AAC) traded up $0.09 during trading on Monday, hitting $8.10. 43,274 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 111,644. The company has a market cap of $195.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of -134.83 and a beta of 1.82. The company has a quick ratio of 3.28, a current ratio of 3.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42. AAC has a 12-month low of $5.99 and a 12-month high of $13.06.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on AAC. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of AAC in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. UBS Group upgraded shares of AAC from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AAC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of AAC from a “mkt perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. AAC has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $10.00.

In other news, Director David C. Kloeppel sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.50, for a total value of $95,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 202,580 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,924,510. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Michael T. Cartwright sold 250,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.63, for a total transaction of $2,407,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 2,880,490 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $27,739,118.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 33.99% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About AAC

AAC Holdings, Inc is a provider of inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment services for individuals with drug and alcohol addiction. The Company performs drug testing and diagnostics laboratory services and provides physician services to its clients. As of June 30, 2016, the Company operated 12 residential substance abuse treatment facilities located throughout the United States, focused on delivering clinical care and treatment solutions across 1,139 beds, which includes 636 licensed detoxification beds, and 18 standalone outpatient centers.

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