USA Truck, Inc. (USAK) Reaches $20.54 After 4.00% Down Move; 1 Bullish Analysts Covering JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK)

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

The stock of USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 4.47% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $20.54. About 98,917 shares traded or 28.86% up from the average. USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) has declined 68.51% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 85.21% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $163.02 million company. It was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $19.72 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:USAK worth $6.52 million less.

Among 8 analysts covering JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. JAKKS Pacific had 18 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, July 13, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. B. Riley & Co maintained JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) on Friday, October 21 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Neutral” on Friday, October 21. PiperJaffray downgraded JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) rating on Monday, December 19. PiperJaffray has “Neutral” rating and $6 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, October 27. BMO Capital Markets downgraded it to “Market Perform” rating and $6 target in Monday, December 19 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 26. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. The stock of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 30. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, December 19 by Piper Jaffray. See JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) latest ratings:

27/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $3.5 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold Old Target: $4.5 New Target: $3.3 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: DA Davidson Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Neutral Upgrade
06/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $3.5 Maintain
21/09/2017 Broker: DA Davidson Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $5 Downgrade
05/09/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $3.5 Maintain
28/08/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $4.5 Maintain
26/07/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $3.5 New Target: $3.45 Maintain

Among 4 analysts covering USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. USA Truck had 14 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, September 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, March 23 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 16 by Cowen & Co. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) on Monday, November 7 to “Hold” rating. On Thursday, November 5 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Cowen & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $7.5000 target in Wednesday, August 2 report. The rating was upgraded by Avondale on Wednesday, February 8 to “Mkt Perform”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 4 report. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold” on Monday, January 8.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.48, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 6 investors sold USA Truck, Inc. shares while 14 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 4.83 million shares or 22.76% more from 3.93 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fuller Thaler Asset Mngmt has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK). New York-based Scopus Asset Management Limited Partnership has invested 0.06% in USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK). Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 14,422 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% in USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK). Vanguard Grp has 0% invested in USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) for 291,543 shares. Invesco Limited reported 40,973 shares. 151,440 were accumulated by Ack Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation. Northern Tru stated it has 21,974 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0% or 7,000 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Grp Inc Ltd invested in 0% or 18,425 shares. Bluecrest Capital Mngmt Limited has 0.01% invested in USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) for 25,000 shares. National Bank & Trust Of America Corp De reported 30,755 shares. Callahan Advisors Limited Liability invested in 0.04% or 15,264 shares. Price T Rowe Md holds 0% or 12,600 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & Company reported 23,812 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Analysts await USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.05 EPS, up 110.64% or $0.52 from last year’s $-0.47 per share. USAK’s profit will be $396,845 for 102.70 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.05 actual EPS reported by USA Truck, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

USA Truck, Inc., a truckload carrier, provides general commodities transportation services in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company has market cap of $163.02 million. It operates through two divisions, Trucking and USAT Logistics. It currently has negative earnings. The Trucking segment offers truckload services as a medium- to long-haul common carrier; and dedicated freight services.

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