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How to buy TravelCenters of America stock | $54.86

Learn how to easily invest in TravelCenters of America stock.

TravelCenters of America Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. TravelCenters of America shares (TA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TravelCenters of America employs 14,024 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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TravelCenters of America stock price (NASDAQ: TA)

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TravelCenters of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-10.
Latest market close$54.86
52-week range$22.00 - $57.28
50-day moving average $45.30
200-day moving average $33.36
Wall St. target price$51.55
PE ratio 31.1946
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.78

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Is it a good time to buy TravelCenters of America stock?

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TravelCenters of America price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $54.86 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) -1.37%
1 month (2021-09-16) 25.94%
3 months (2021-07-16) 86.35%
6 months (2021-04-16) 106.71%
1 year (2020-10-16) 129.06%
2 years (2019-10-16) 426.49%
3 years (2018-10-16) 990.66%
5 years (2016-10-14) 709.14%

Is TravelCenters of America under- or over-valued?

Valuing TravelCenters of America stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of TravelCenters of America's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

TravelCenters of America's P/E ratio

TravelCenters of America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, TravelCenters of America shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

TravelCenters of America's EBITDA

TravelCenters of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $194.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a TravelCenters of America's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

TravelCenters of America financials

Revenue TTM $5.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.66%
Gross profit TTM $509.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.83%
Return on equity TTM 4.03%
Profit margin 0.44%
Book value $45.63
Market capitalisation $811 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TravelCenters of America shares

There are currently 841,559 TravelCenters of America shares held short by investors – that's known as TravelCenters of America's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% up from 809,909 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting TravelCenters of America shares can be evaluated.

TravelCenters of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TravelCenters of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TravelCenters of America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TravelCenters of America shares traded daily (recently around 108169.53727506). TravelCenters of America's SIR currently stands at 7.78. In other words for every 100,000 TravelCenters of America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7780 shares are currently held short.

However TravelCenters of America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TravelCenters of America shares, or, against the total number of tradable TravelCenters of America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TravelCenters of America's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TravelCenters of America shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0727% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TravelCenters of America shares, roughly 73 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against TravelCenters of America.

Find out more about how you can short TravelCenters of America stock.

TravelCenters of America share dividends

We're not expecting TravelCenters of America to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have TravelCenters of America's shares ever split?

TravelCenters of America's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 31 July 2019. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your TravelCenters of America shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for TravelCenters of America shares which in turn could have impacted TravelCenters of America's share price.

TravelCenters of America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TravelCenters of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22 up to $57.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TA.US volatility(beta: 2.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while TravelCenters of America's is 2.0836. This would suggest that TravelCenters of America's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

TravelCenters of America overview

TravelCenters of America Inc. operates travel centers and standalone restaurants in the United States and Canada. Its travel centers offer a range of products and services, including diesel fuel and gasoline, diesel exhaust fluid, and truck repair and maintenance, and roadside services, as well as operates full service and quick service restaurants, and various customer amenities. The company's travel stores also offer packaged food and snack items, beverages, non-prescription drug and beauty supplies, batteries, automobile accessories, music and video products, fresh brewed coffee, hot dogs, prepared sandwiches, and other prepared foods, as well as laundry supplies, clothing, truck accessories, and various electronics; and parking space under the Reserve-It brand name. In addition, the company operates restaurants under the franchise agreement. As of April 8 31, 2021, it operated 273 travel centers under the TravelCenters of America, TA, TA Express, Petro Stopping Centers, and Petro brand names in 44 states in the United States, and the province of Ontario, Canada; 42 standalone restaurants in 12 states in the United States under the Quaker Steak & Lube, or QSL, Iron Skillet, and Country Pride brand names; and 3 standalone truck service facilities under the TA Truck Service brand name. The company serves trucking fleets and their drivers, independent truck drivers, highway and local motorists, and casual diners.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of TravelCenters of America is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 15.018% of TravelCenters of America shares are held by insiders and 58.064% by institutions.
How many people work for TravelCenters of America?
Latest data suggests 14,024 work at TravelCenters of America.
When does the fiscal year end for TravelCenters of America?
TravelCenters of America's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is TravelCenters of America based?
TravelCenters of America's address is: 24601 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH, United States, 44145-5639
What is TravelCenters of America's ISIN number?
TravelCenters of America's international securities identification number is: US89421B1098
What is TravelCenters of America's CUSIP number?
TravelCenters of America's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 894174101

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