TravelCenters of America (NYSE:TA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about TravelCenters of America (NYSE:TA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TravelCenters of America earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.7558611329747 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have commented on TA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TravelCenters of America from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Citigroup Inc. downgraded TravelCenters of America from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price target (up from $9.00) on shares of TravelCenters of America in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. TravelCenters of America has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.83.

Shares of TravelCenters of America (NYSE:TA) remained flat at $4.80 on Friday. 168,519 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s market cap is $189.87 million. TravelCenters of America has a 1-year low of $2.95 and a 1-year high of $7.75. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $4.49 and its 200 day moving average price is $4.32.

TravelCenters of America (NYSE:TA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The specialty retailer reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.01). TravelCenters of America had a negative net margin of 0.20% and a negative return on equity of 2.19%. The business had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.55 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.09 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that TravelCenters of America will post ($0.69) EPS for the current year.

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TravelCenters of America Company Profile

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operates and franchises travel centers and convenience store and restaurant locations. The Company’s segments include travel centers, convenience stores, and corporate and other. The Company offers a range of products and services, including diesel fuel and gasoline, as well as nonfuel products and services, such as truck repair and maintenance services, full service restaurants, quick service restaurants (QSRs), travel/convenience stores and various customer amenities.

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