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Shares of Acadia Healthcare Under Pressure, Down 3.1%

Published on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 11:16
By Adrienne Chilton

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) is one of today's notable stocks in decline, down 3.1% to $25.19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now trading 0.2% higher to 13,917 and the S&P is trading fractionally higher to 1,502.

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. engages in the provision of behavioral healthcare services in the United States. It operates acute inpatient psychiatric facilities that provide evaluation and crisis stabilization of patients with severe psychiatric diagnoses.

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) has potential upside of 10.1% based on a current price of $25.19 and analysts' consensus price target of $27.73. The stock should find initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $23.48 and further support at its 200-day MA of $19.95.

In the past 52 weeks, Acadia Healthcare share prices have been bracketed by a low of $14.40 and a high of $27.51 and are now at $25.19, 75% above that low price. Over the past week, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.8% while the 50-day MA has advanced 1.3%.

By Adrienne Chilton