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Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) is a Top-Ranked Value Stock: Should You Buy?

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Taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for new and old investors alike.

While you may have an investing style you rely on, finding great stocks is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores. These are complementary indicators that rate stocks based on value, growth, and/or momentum characteristics.

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock

Value investors love finding good stocks at good prices, especially before the broader market catches on to a stock's true value. Utilizing ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow, the Value Style Score identifies the most attractive and most discounted stocks.

Acadia Healthcare (ACHC)

Headquartered in Franklin, TN, Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (ACHC) provides behavioral health care services in the United States and the United Kingdom.

ACHC sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Value Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of B. Compared to the Medical - Hospital industry's P/E of 11.1X, shares of Acadia Healthcare are trading at a forward P/E of 23.9X. ACHC also has a PEG Ratio of 1.9, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 19.3X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 2.8X.

A company's earnings performance is important for value investors as well. For fiscal 2022, five analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for ACHC, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.09 to $3.08 per share. ACHC also holds an average earnings surprise of 4.4%.

ACHC should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive earnings and valuation fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Value and VGM Style Scores.


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