TravelCenters of America (TA) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TravelCenters of America earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.541945764571 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently commented on TA. Zacks Investment Research cut TravelCenters of America from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Citigroup set a $4.00 target price on TravelCenters of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, B. Riley set a $9.00 target price on TravelCenters of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. TravelCenters of America currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.00.

TravelCenters of America stock traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $3.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 54,206 shares, compared to its average volume of 210,711. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 1.22. The firm has a market cap of $143.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of -11.83 and a beta of 1.72. TravelCenters of America has a twelve month low of $2.95 and a twelve month high of $6.35.

TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.52) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by ($0.47). The business had revenue of $1.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.54 billion. TravelCenters of America had a negative return on equity of 2.20% and a net margin of 0.15%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.17) EPS. equities analysts predict that TravelCenters of America will post -0.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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TravelCenters of America Company Profile

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operates and franchises travel centers and convenience store and restaurant locations. The Company’s segments include travel centers, convenience stores, and corporate and other. The Company offers a range of products and services, including diesel fuel and gasoline, as well as nonfuel products and services, such as truck repair and maintenance services, full service restaurants, quick service restaurants (QSRs), travel/convenience stores and various customer amenities.

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