USA Truck (USAK) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2720604478324 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Cowen upped their target price on USA Truck from $16.00 to $29.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Stephens upgraded USA Truck from an “equal” rating to a “weight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. TheStreet upgraded USA Truck from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.67.

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Shares of USAK stock traded down $0.77 during trading on Friday, hitting $25.71. The company had a trading volume of 87,258 shares, compared to its average volume of 102,144. USA Truck has a 52 week low of $5.73 and a 52 week high of $27.94. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. The company has a market cap of $219.49, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.65 and a beta of 1.90.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate 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 earned ($0.25) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that USA Truck will post 1.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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