News stories about TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TravelCenters of America earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.6831073498186 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages have commented on TA. Zacks Investment Research cut TravelCenters of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. FBR & Co set a $9.00 price target on TravelCenters of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Citigroup Inc. cut TravelCenters of America from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.50 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of TravelCenters of America in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.38.

Shares of TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) traded down $0.05 on Friday, reaching $4.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 172,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 279,942. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 0.64. TravelCenters of America has a fifty-two week low of $2.95 and a fifty-two week high of $7.75.

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TravelCenters of America Company Profile

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operates and franchises travel centers and convenience store and restaurant locations. The Company’s segments include travel centers, convenience stores, and corporate and other. The Company offers a range of products and services, including diesel fuel and gasoline, as well as nonfuel products and services, such as truck repair and maintenance services, full service restaurants, quick service restaurants (QSRs), travel/convenience stores and various customer amenities.

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