AAC (AAC) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.13

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News headlines about AAC (NYSE:AAC) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AAC earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.6309615496684 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet downgraded shares of AAC from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AAC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of AAC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of AAC in a research note on Friday, January 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. AAC presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.33.

Shares of AAC stock traded up $0.37 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $11.68. 52,315 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 162,854. The company has a market capitalization of $268.61, a PE ratio of 19.47 and a beta of 1.36. AAC has a 12-month low of $5.99 and a 12-month high of $13.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.85 and a current ratio of 1.85.

AAC (NYSE:AAC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $86.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $72.82 million. AAC had a negative net margin of 6.48% and a positive return on equity of 9.25%. The business’s revenue was up 19.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.15 earnings per share. research analysts predict that AAC will post 0.76 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director W Larry Cash bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $9.92 per share, with a total value of $49,600.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 30,000 shares in the company, valued at $297,600. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director David C. Kloeppel sold 10,000 shares of AAC stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.50, for a total transaction of $95,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 202,580 shares in the company, valued at $1,924,510. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 135,000 shares of company stock worth $1,575,700. 37.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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AAC Company Profile

AAC Holdings, Inc provides inpatient and outpatient substance use treatment services for individuals with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues in the United States. Its therapy services include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and systematic family intervention.

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