TravelCenters Of America Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (TA)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of TravelCenters of America (AMEX: TA) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 10.5% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $4.77 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $5.27.

The average volume for TravelCenters of America has been 263,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. TravelCenters of America has a market cap of $125.5 million and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TravelCenters of America LLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates and franchises travel centers primarily along the United States interstate highway system. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.1, below the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio of four and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates TravelCenters of America as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full TravelCenters of America Ratings Report.

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