Why TravelCenters of America (TA) Stock Is Gaining This Morning

NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) are higher by 9.82% to $8.95 on Monday after the company announced adjusted earnings (EBITDAR) for the 2013 fourth quarter, which ended on Dec. 31, 2013,  increased 3.9% to $68.2 million, from $65.6 million from the year ago period.

The company, which operates and franchises travel centers along the U.S. interstate highway system, reported a net income of $12 million, or 39 cents per share, versus a net loss of -$2.5 million, or -8 cents per share for the 2012 fourth quarter.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA LLC (TA) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins."

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