MBA in Medical Management

Acadia Healthcare trades on the stock exchange. In the stock exchange, the company involves investors in buying and selling its shares. The company trades as NASDAQ, Russell 1000, and S&P 400. Nasdaq Composite is one of the stock market indices that are followed in the US. Acadia Healthcare Inc. is labeled as NSQ: ACHC in NASDAQ.

The company understands that investors are on the lookout for cheap but quality stocks and that is what is offered (Hobson, 2020). Stocks that are cheap but of good quality tend to be the popular market strategy for businesses. The trading share price of Acadia Healthcare is favorable for common investors because of its cheap valuation and high quality.

Good quality is preferred in the market because they represent dependable and solid businesses. It also shows the financial strength of the company apart from its profitability which means Acacia is a financially strong company. The quality of the stocks has been determined by metrics in the F-Score financial test. This score is a widely accepted accounting checklist that is used to determine stocks that improve financial .

The market price of Acadia’s shares increases steadily over the months, however, investors have to be careful to choose stocks that are genuine bargains instead of falling for the value trap. Acadia factors in the weak nature of the economy thus the affordable prices. Forecasting the potential earnings can be difficult due to many factors and Earnings Yield can be used to determine the future state of the market.

Earnings Yield is used for comparison of the company’s market and its profits. It provides the total value of the stock making it easier for investors to compare various types of stocks in the market. A reasonable Earnings Yield should be at least 5% and Acadia’s value is at 5.02% making it favorable for investors (Hobson, 2020).



Hobson, B. (2020). Why Acadia Healthcare Inc is a mid-cap stock for contrarian investors. Stockopedia. Retrieved 14 January 2022, from