Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of USA Truck to a neutral rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday, September 11th. They now have a $6.90 price target on the stock. Analysts at Sidoti upgraded shares of USA Truck from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, September 5th. 9,715 shares of the companys stock traded hands. USA Truck has a 1-year low of $2.65 and a 1-year high of $9.33. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $6.8 and a 200-day moving average of $6.12. The companys market cap is $93.0 million. USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, July 24th. The company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $139.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $139.28 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.34) earnings per share. The companys quarterly revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis.
Conference USA, Sun Belt to be part of new Bahamas Bowl on rotational basis
Also included will be the Mountain West Conference, Mid-American Conference and American Athletic Conference. The inaugural Bahamas Bowl will kick off in December 2014 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. Named for the Olympian track & field star, the stadium currently has a capacity of 15,000 people, but has the ability to be expanded to hold as many as 30,000. The agreement for the bowl is set for the next six seasons, beginning in 2014. “To be able to bring these five conferences together who have such strong commitments to academics and athletics is an honor,” Complete Sports Management president Lea Miller said . “To be able to create a new college football Bowl game with them with the support of the entire country of the Bahamas in a historic venue is a dream come true. As the college sporting world knows, this is yet another sporting event we’re bringing to the Bahamas after two highly successful years of the Battle 4 Atlantis, college basketball’s premier early season basketball tournament.” The conferences will be included in the bowl on a rotational basis. “As we have learned with our other bowls, student-athletes, coaches and fans get excited about a great destination. It’s hard to imagine a better destination than this wonderful country for a bowl game,” Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said . “We are thankful for the support of The Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Lea Miller in providing not only a great venue, but a fantastic opportunity to showcase the hard work and dedication of our teams.” “The Sun Belt Conference is thrilled to be part of this new football bowl game,” said commissioner Karl Benson . “Our student-athletes and fans look forward to being able to enjoy the history and traditions of Nassau and the country of the Bahamas while at the same time being part of the history that will come with this event.” Last week, Conference USA was included in the rotation for the new Boca Raton Bowl.
USA Today College Football Poll 2013: Complete Week 8 Rankings Released
16. Meanwhile, the Tigers finally get into the rankings at No. 14 after being on the outside looking in a week ago. Although, it is a bittersweet day for the undefeated team, as starting quarterback James Franklin was declared out for the regular season with a separated should, according to ESPN . Still, there is plenty of talent remaining in the SEC, and the conference looks to win its eighth BCS title in a row. Texas A&M and LSU move up after big wins, although both remain behind undefeated Louisville. Of course, Week 7 featured some notable upsets elsewhere around the country. In the Red River Rivalry, Texas shocked previously unbeaten Oklahoma, sending the Sooners from No. 12 down to No. 18. This win came at a big time for Longhorns coach Mack Brown , who was possibly on his way out if things went poorly, as noted by ESPN’s Darren Rovell: Odds are good that, despite this early performance, someone at Texas has a typed Mack Brown severance letter in their drafts. darren rovell (@darrenrovell) October 12, 2013 However, this victory likely ensures that the former national champion coach will remain at Austin for the time being.
Boeing, ORACLE TEAM USA Partner to Recycle Composites in America’s Cup-Class Yacht
of composites to be recycled using techniques created for 787 Dreamliner – Use and recycling of composites reduces environmental footprint of aircraft, yachts Press Release: Boeing 1 hour 35 minutes ago 119.25 +1.2700 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing ( BA ) and ORACLE TEAM USA, winner of the 34th America’s Cup, are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds (about 3,175 kilograms) of carbon fiber of USA-71, a yacht built for the America’s Cup campaign in 2003. The hull and mast of the racing yacht will be processed and repurposed, a first-of-its-kind effort for what will likely be the largest carbon structure ever recycled. Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA, working with research partners, will utilize a technique developed to recycle composite materials from Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which is 50 percent composite by weight and 20 percent more fuel-efficient than similarly sized aircraft. Composite materials allow a lighter, simpler structure, which increases efficiency, and do not fatigue or corrode. In yachts, composite construction also provides the ability to develop a lighter vessel that is stronger and stiffer at the same time. “The introduction of composites in yacht construction was a major step in our sport. The materials and processes have continued to evolve, allowing us to build the high-tech, high-speed AC72 catamarans raced in this year’s America’s Cup,” said Chris Sitzenstock, ORACLE TEAM USA logistics. “Now, we have the ability to work with Boeing to take the next steps in composite recycling, and to help reduce our environmental footprint. We will also look to recycle carbon components remaining from the build of our yachts.” “Boeing leads the commercial aviation industry in increasing the use and recycling of composites to improve aircraft fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Billy Glover, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of market strategy. “We are very pleased now to work with ORACLE TEAM USA, which transformed the science of sailing to win the America’s Cup, to advance sustainability and the science of composite recycling.” Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA will work with the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and MIT-RCF, a South Carolina company specializing in repurposing carbon fiber components. In 2006 Boeing began collaborating with the University of Nottingham on carbon fiber recycling and they continue to work on recycling processes and technology to process the recycled fiber into new applications. USA-71’s hull will be cut into 4-foot sections and the mast will be chopped into manageable pieces before it is processed; about 75 percent of the recycled composites will come from the hull and the remaining 25 percent from the mast. Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA expect to gather data about the mechanical properties, costs and time flows to recycle sailing-grade composite materials in comparison to aerospace-grade and automobile-grade composites.