Media headlines about USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) have trended positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 news impact score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3694352943906 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on USAK shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of USA Truck from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Stephens upgraded shares of USA Truck from an “equal” rating to a “weight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Cowen upped their price objective on shares of USA Truck from $16.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of USA Truck from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. USA Truck has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.67.

Shares of USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $25.69. 82,040 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 185,596. USA Truck has a twelve month low of $5.73 and a twelve month high of $27.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.06, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The company has a market capitalization of $212.94, a PE ratio of 27.62 and a beta of 1.90.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.27. USA Truck had a net margin of 1.68% and a negative return on equity of 7.58%. The business had revenue of $117.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $116.80 million. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.25) earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that USA Truck will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current 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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