USA Truck (USAK) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.18

News stories about USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. USA Truck earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 46.3913181806463 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of USAK stock traded up $0.41 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $26.85. The stock had a trading volume of 88,707 shares, compared to its average volume of 124,987. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. USA Truck has a 12 month low of $5.73 and a 12 month high of $27.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $219.40, a P/E ratio of 28.87 and a beta of 1.90.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.27. USA Truck had a net margin of 1.68% and a negative return on equity of 7.09%. The business had revenue of $117.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $116.80 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.25) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that USA Truck will post 1.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of USA Truck from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of USA Truck from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Stephens raised shares of USA Truck from an “equal” rating to a “weight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Cowen increased their target price on shares of USA Truck from $16.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.67.

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USA Truck Company Profile

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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