Wall Street brokerages expect that TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ:TA) will report earnings of ($0.07) per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for TravelCenters of America’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.10) and the highest is ($0.03). TravelCenters of America posted earnings of ($0.17) per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 58.8%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 27th.

On average, analysts expect that TravelCenters of America will report full-year earnings of $0.70 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.66 to $0.73. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $0.00 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.02) to $0.02. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for TravelCenters of America.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised TravelCenters of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Saturday, November 11th. B. Riley set a $10.00 price target on TravelCenters of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. FBR & Co set a $9.00 price target on TravelCenters of America and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Citigroup lowered TravelCenters of America from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $4.50 price target on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, TheStreet raised TravelCenters of America from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.38.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of TravelCenters of America during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $225,000. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of TravelCenters of America during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $169,000. Signia Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of TravelCenters of America by 2.9% during the 3rd quarter. Signia Capital Management LLC now owns 686,442 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,917,000 after purchasing an additional 19,240 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of TravelCenters of America by 118.0% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 371,102 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,577,000 after purchasing an additional 200,905 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of TravelCenters of America by 354.3% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 65,876 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $276,000 after purchasing an additional 51,374 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 34.10% of the company’s stock.

Shares of TravelCenters of America (TA) traded down $0.15 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $4.40. The stock had a trading volume of 355,913 shares, compared to its average volume of 280,858. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 1.21. TravelCenters of America has a fifty-two week low of $2.95 and a fifty-two week high of $7.75.

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About TravelCenters of America

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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