USA Truck Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) shares rose 9.6% on Friday . The company traded as high as $19.24 and last traded at $19.16, with a volume of 58,435 shares. The stock had previously closed at $17.48.

USAK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus lowered USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, April 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered USA Truck from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 25th. Finally, Cowen and Company boosted their target price on USA Truck from $20.00 to $26.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, May 6th.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $19.15 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.46. The stock has a market cap of $174.57 million and a PE ratio of 25.65.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.05. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.20 EPS. The firm earned $110.62 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $113.44 million. The company’s revenue was down 16.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that USA Truck Inc. will post $0.93 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Thomas M. Glaser acquired 2,493 shares of USA Truck stock in a transaction on Monday, June 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $19.85 per share, with a total value of $49,486.05. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 14,927 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $296,300.95. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in USA Truck stock. Oxford Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of USA Truck Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 78,195 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,375,000. Oxford Asset Management owned 0.75% of USA Truck at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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