Apria Is Looking A Tad Peaked

Soon after Apria Healthcare Group (AHG) started trading on the Big Board in July, 1995--a result of the merger between Homedco Group and Abbey Healthcare Group--its stock hit 41. Since then, it has gone downhill, despite the Dow's climb: Apria slid to 16 3/4 on Oct. 23, 1996. A week later, Apria, No.1 in comprehensive home-care services, posted disappointing third-quarter results.

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