Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect USA Truck (USAK) Share Price

News articles about USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. USA Truck earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.048305300748 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

USA Truck (NASDAQ USAK) traded down $0.96 during trading on Monday, hitting $20.54. 98,900 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 94,289. USA Truck has a 12 month low of $5.73 and a 12 month high of $21.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $170.42, a PE ratio of -14.78 and a beta of 2.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.06, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 1.04.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The transportation company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.10. USA Truck had a negative net margin of 2.61% and a negative return on equity of 19.57%. The business had revenue of $114.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $108.05 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.09) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that USA Truck will post -0.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of USA Truck from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock 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 issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.31.

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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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