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How to buy USA Truck (USAK) stock

Learn how to easily invest in USA Truck stock.

USA Truck, Inc
NASDAQ: USAK - USD
TRUCKING
$14.33
-$0.18 (-1.24%)

USA Truck, Inc is a trucking business based in the US. USA Truck shares (USAK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. USA Truck employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in USA Truck

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – USAK – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

USA Truck stock price (NASDAQ: USAK)

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USA Truck shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$15.34
52-week range$8.04 - $21.89
50-day moving average $15.46
200-day moving average $14.82
Wall St. target price$24.50
PE ratio 11.9424
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.22

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USA Truck price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.34 from 2021-05-26

1 week (2021-07-14) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -2.29%
3 months (2021-04-21) N/A
6 months (2021-01-21) N/A
1 year (2020-07-21) N/A
2 years (2019-07-21) N/A
3 years (2018-07-21) N/A
5 years (2016-07-21) N/A

Is USA Truck under- or over-valued?

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

USA Truck's P/E ratio

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

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

USA Truck's EBITDA

USA Truck's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $63.1 million.

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

USA Truck financials

Revenue TTM $582.9 million
Operating margin TTM 3.81%
Gross profit TTM $96.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.91%
Return on equity TTM 13.24%
Profit margin 1.87%
Book value $10.53
Market capitalisation $128.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting USA Truck shares

There are currently 210,707 USA Truck shares held short by investors – that's known as USA Truck's "short interest". This figure is 23.2% up from 170,992 last month.

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

USA Truck's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

USA Truck's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of USA Truck shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of USA Truck shares traded daily (recently around 132520.12578616). USA Truck's SIR currently stands at 1.59. In other words for every 100,000 USA Truck shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1590 shares are currently held short.

However USA Truck's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of USA Truck shares, or, against the total number of tradable USA Truck shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case USA Truck's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 USA Truck shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0349% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable USA Truck shares, roughly 35 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against USA Truck.

Find out more about how you can short USA Truck stock.

USA Truck share dividends

We're not expecting USA Truck to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have USA Truck's shares ever split?

USA Truck's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 5 December 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your USA Truck shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for USA Truck shares which in turn could have impacted USA Truck's share price.

USA Truck share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, USA Truck's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.04 up to $21.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

USAK.US volatility(beta: 2.21)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 USA Truck's is 2.2106. This would suggest that USA Truck's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

USA Truck overview

USA Truck, Inc. operates as a truckload carrier in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Trucking and USAT Logistics. The Trucking segment offers truckload motor carrier services as a medium-haul common and contract carrier; and freight services. The USAT Logistics segment provides freight brokerage, logistics, and rail intermodal services. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated a fleet of 2,065 tractors, which included 628 independent contractor tractors; and 6,263 trailers. USA Truck, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of USA Truck is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 20.036% of USA Truck shares are held by insiders and 56.426% by institutions.
How many people work for USA Truck?
Latest data suggests 2,000 work at USA Truck.
When does the fiscal year end for USA Truck?
USA Truck's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is USA Truck based?
USA Truck's address is: 3200 Industrial Park Road, Van Buren, AR, United States, 72956
What is USA Truck's ISIN number?
USA Truck's international securities identification number is: US9029251066
What is USA Truck's CUSIP number?
USA Truck's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 902925106

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