News coverage about TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TravelCenters of America earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7841079214138 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on TA shares. FBR & Co set a $9.00 price target on shares of TravelCenters of America and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. Citigroup lowered shares of TravelCenters of America from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.50 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TravelCenters of America from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of TravelCenters of America in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of TravelCenters of America from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. TravelCenters of America has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.38.

TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $4.40. 214,500 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 281,857. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18. TravelCenters of America has a 52-week low of $2.95 and a 52-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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