Shares of USA Truck Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) traded down 3.5% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $19.24 and last traded at $19.28, with a volume of 99,246 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $19.98.

A number of brokerages have commented on USAK. Zacks Investment Research downgraded USA Truck from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of USA Truck in a research report on Sunday, May 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded USA Truck from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, April 7th.

The stock has a market capitalization of $175.66 million and a P/E ratio of 25.81. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $19.07 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.70.

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.05. The company earned $110.62 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $113.44 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.20 EPS. USA Truck’s revenue was down 16.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that USA Truck Inc. will post $0.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Thomas M. Glaser bought 2,493 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 6th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.85 per share, with a total value of $49,486.05. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 14,927 shares in the company, valued at $296,300.95. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

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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