News articles about TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ:TA) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TravelCenters of America earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.5894841173076 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently commented on TA shares. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective on shares of TravelCenters of America in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered TravelCenters of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective (up from $9.00) on shares of TravelCenters of America in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. TheStreet raised TravelCenters of America from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Citigroup lowered TravelCenters of America from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.38.

Shares of TravelCenters of America (TA) remained flat at $$4.10 on Friday. 217,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 283,668. TravelCenters of America has a fifty-two week low of $2.95 and a fifty-two week high of $7.75. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $162.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.95 and a beta of 2.36.

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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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