Shares of USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.33.

A number of research firms have weighed in on USAK. Zacks Investment Research lowered USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 19th. ValuEngine upgraded USA Truck from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 17th.

Shares of NASDAQ USAK traded up $0.12 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $14.97. The stock had a trading volume of 56,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 76,455. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $127.32 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.60 and a beta of 1.61. USA Truck has a 52-week low of $13.82 and a 52-week high of $29.15.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 4th. The transportation company reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.56 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $141.08 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $150.40 million. USA Truck had a return on equity of 17.63% and a net margin of 2.29%. Analysts forecast that USA Truck will post 2.08 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Bank of America Corp DE lifted its holdings in USA Truck by 60.2% during the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 9,336 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 3,508 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new stake in USA Truck during the fourth quarter worth $153,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in USA Truck during the third quarter worth $249,000. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in USA Truck by 49.2% during the fourth quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC now owns 23,644 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $354,000 after buying an additional 7,794 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. purchased a new stake in USA Truck during the third quarter worth $357,000. Institutional investors own 77.43% of the company’s stock.

USA Truck Company Profile

USA Truck, Inc operates as a truckload carrier in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Trucking and USAT Logistics. The Trucking segment offers truckload motor carrier services as a medium to long-haul common and contract carrier; and dedicated freight services.

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