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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK)?

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USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK), which is in the transportation business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of $17.28 and falling to the lows of $11.25. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether USA Truck's current trading price of $11.25 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at USA Truck’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for USA Truck

What's the opportunity in USA Truck?

Great news for investors – USA Truck is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $18.46, but it is currently trading at US$11.25 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that USA Truck’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of USA Truck look like?

NasdaqGS:USAK Past and Future Earnings, June 7th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. In the upcoming year, USA Truck’s earnings are expected to increase by 44%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since USAK is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on USAK for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy USAK. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on USA Truck. You can find everything you need to know about USA Truck in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in USA Truck, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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