USA Truck (USAK) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.32

Headlines about USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. USA Truck earned a news sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.048305300748 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) traded up $0.02 on Monday, hitting $18.46. The stock had a trading volume of 33,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 42,950. The company has a market capitalization of $153.18, a PE ratio of -13.28 and a beta of 2.57. USA Truck has a 1 year low of $5.73 and a 1 year high of $19.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.06, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.05.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The transportation company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05) by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $114.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $108.05 million. USA Truck had a negative return on equity of 19.57% and a negative net margin of 2.61%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.09) earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that USA Truck will post -0.45 EPS for the current year.

USAK has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Stifel Nicolaus raised USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $9.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. USA Truck has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.31.

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About USA Truck

USA Truck, Inc is a truckload carrier providing transportation of general commodities throughout the continental United States and into and out of portions of Mexico and Canada. The Company operates through two segments: Trucking and Strategic Capacity Solutions (SCS). The Trucking segment consists of truckload and dedicated freight services.

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