USA Truck Falls, Dillard's Rises in Friday Trading

A tale of two stocks on Friday.

First, Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock has resumed its bull run a day after reporting first-quarter earnings. Shares of the department store chain (NYSE: DDS) have been up more than 15 percent today.

Right now, the shares are trading at more than $111, well into record territory. You'll recall that Dillard's reached record highs on Monday and Tuesday.

Also noted: Dillard's announcement yesterday that the company purchased nearly $66 million of its own stock during the first quarter. Having bought those shares at an average price of $89.34 per share, Dillard's is seeing a good return on its investment.

On the other end of the spectrum, shares of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, now down about 8 percent to $15 per share.

The decline comes as Knight Transportation Inc. of Phoenix sold off more than 111,000 shares of USA Truck stock (Nasdaq: USAK). Knight been trying to acquire USA Truck since late last year but finally gave up earlier this year.

Knight still owns about 1.2 million shares of USA Truck.

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