Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) Share Price

Media headlines about Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Acadia Healthcare earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 43.2843420211684 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Shares of NASDAQ ACHC opened at $39.18 on Monday. Acadia Healthcare has a 1-year low of $26.92 and a 1-year high of $54.34. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,458.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 0.69.

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $724.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $713.20 million. Acadia Healthcare had a return on equity of 8.16% and a net margin of 6.92%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.59 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Acadia Healthcare will post 2.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on ACHC shares. Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $40.00 price target (up previously from $35.00) on shares of Acadia Healthcare in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Wells Fargo assumed coverage on Acadia Healthcare in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $41.00 price target for the company. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Acadia Healthcare in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. BidaskClub cut Acadia Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded Acadia Healthcare from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Sunday, February 25th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Acadia Healthcare presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.50.

In related news, Director Reeve B. Waud sold 150,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.67, for a total value of $5,800,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 10,088 shares in the company, valued at approximately $390,102.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Randall P. Goldberg sold 960 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.47, for a total value of $36,931.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 6,942 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $267,058.74. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 401,360 shares of company stock valued at $15,759,096 in the last ninety days. 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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