Media headlines about USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing 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. USA Truck earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.1047302442638 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on USAK. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $10.00 price target (up previously from $8.00) on shares of USA Truck in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of USA Truck from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.63.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) traded up 0.041% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $12.175. 7,385 shares of the company traded hands. USA Truck has a 52-week low of $5.73 and a 52-week high of $12.23. The stock’s market capitalization is $97.73 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $10.08 and its 200 day moving average is $8.20.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The transportation company reported ($0.34) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by ($0.24). USA Truck had a negative return on equity of 20.68% and a negative net margin of 2.94%. The firm had revenue of $107.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $103.75 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.10) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that USA Truck will post ($0.96) earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Gary Enzor acquired 7,500 shares of USA Truck stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $8.20 per share, for a total transaction of $61,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Jason R. Bates acquired 8,500 shares of USA Truck stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $8.23 per share, for a total transaction of $69,955.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 33,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $277,614.36. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 17,050 shares of company stock worth $139,967 over the last 90 days. 3.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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