USA Truck, Inc. (USAK) Insider James D. Reed Acquires 1,000 Shares

USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) insider James D. Reed acquired 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 6th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $19.62 per share, for a total transaction of $19,620.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

NASDAQ:USAK opened at $20.95 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $178.52 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -37.41 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.05. USA Truck, Inc. has a 12-month low of $15.85 and a 12-month high of $29.15.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The transportation company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $132.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.30 million. USA Truck had a net margin of 4.20% and a return on equity of 14.44%. Analysts forecast that USA Truck, Inc. will post 1.41 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Cowen lowered their price objective on shares of USA Truck from $32.00 to $30.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of USA Truck from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. TheStreet upgraded shares of USA Truck from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. ValuEngine lowered shares of USA Truck from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $30.00 target price on shares of USA Truck and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.25.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of USA Truck by 1.8% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 643,548 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $13,019,000 after acquiring an additional 11,674 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P lifted its holdings in shares of USA Truck by 184.0% during the 3rd quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 37,541 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $760,000 after acquiring an additional 24,321 shares during the period. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC lifted its holdings in shares of USA Truck by 53.8% during the 3rd quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC now owns 18,300 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $370,000 after acquiring an additional 6,400 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. purchased a new position in shares of USA Truck during the 3rd quarter worth about $357,000. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of USA Truck by 30.8% during the 3rd quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 57,690 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,167,000 after acquiring an additional 13,580 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.98% of the company’s stock.

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About USA Truck

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

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