News headlines about USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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 media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3603757484747 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of USA Truck stock traded up $1.47 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $26.56. 116,693 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 75,990. USA Truck has a 52-week low of $5.73 and a 52-week high of $27.94. The firm has a market cap of $220.15, a PE ratio of -47.43 and a beta of 1.94. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36.
USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.27. USA Truck had a negative return on equity of 7.09% and a net margin of 1.68%. The company had revenue of $117.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $116.80 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.25) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that USA Truck will post 1.33 EPS for the current year.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Cowen increased their price target on USA Truck from $16.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Stephens raised USA Truck from an “equal” rating to a “weight” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. TheStreet raised USA Truck from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine raised USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. USA Truck currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.33.
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About USA Truck
USA Truck, Inc, a truckload carrier, provides general commodities transportation services in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It operates through two segments, Trucking and USAT Logistics. The Trucking segment offers truckload services as a medium to long-haul common carrier; and dedicated freight services.
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