Press coverage about USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) has been trending positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. USA Truck earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.5219432477384 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of USA Truck (USAK) traded down $0.12 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $19.82. 59,200 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 89,236. The company has a market cap of $164.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of -14.26 and a beta of 2.57. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.06. USA Truck has a one year low of $5.73 and a one year high of $21.98.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The transportation company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.10. The company had revenue of $114.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $108.05 million. USA Truck had a negative net margin of 2.61% and a negative return on equity of 19.57%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.09) EPS. equities research analysts expect that USA Truck will post -0.55 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of USA Truck from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $9.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. USA Truck has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.31.

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USA Truck Company Profile

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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