NASDAQ:HTLD - Heartland Express Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $19.06 -0.53 (-2.71 %) (As of 05/22/2019 03:07 PM ET)Previous Close$19.59Today's Range$18.96 - $19.5552-Week Range$17.00 - $21.66Volume122,487 shsAverage Volume388,627 shsMarket Capitalization$1.56 billionP/E Ratio21.66Dividend Yield0.41%Beta0.75 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Heartland Express, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier in the United States and Canada. The company primarily provides nationwide asset-based dry van truckload service for shippers from Washington to Florida and New England to California; and temperature-controlled truckload services. It primarily transports appliances, automotive parts, consumer products, paper products, packaged foodstuffs, and retail goods. The company principally serves retailers and manufacturers. Heartland Express, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa. Receive HTLD News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HTLD and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Trucking, except local Sub-IndustryTrucking SectorTransportation Current SymbolNASDAQ:HTLD Previous Symbol CUSIP42234710 CIK799233 Webhttp://www.heartlandexpress.com/ Phone319-626-3600Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio3.43 Quick Ratio3.43Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio21.66 Forward P/E Ratio19.85 P/E Growth1.37 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$610.80 million Price / Sales2.56 Cash Flow$2.0583 per share Price / Cash Flow9.26 Book Value$7.71 per share Price / Book2.47Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.88 Net Income$72.68 million Net Margins12.91% Return on Equity12.64% Return on Assets9.47%Miscellaneous Employees3,450 Outstanding Shares81,979,000Market Cap$1.56 billion Next Earnings Date7/18/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Frequently Asked Questions What is Heartland Express' stock symbol? Heartland Express trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "HTLD." How often does Heartland Express pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Heartland Express? Heartland Express announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, April 1st. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 21st. View Heartland Express' Dividend History. How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work? Heartland Express declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Friday, May 11th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter? Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 18th. The transportation company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.02. The transportation company earned $139.54 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $147.43 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 12.91% and a return on equity of 12.64%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.16 EPS. View Heartland Express' Earnings History. When is Heartland Express' next earnings date? Heartland Express is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express. What price target have analysts set for HTLD? 5 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Heartland Express' shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' share price to reach $18.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Heartland Express. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Heartland Express? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Heartland Express. Has Heartland Express been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about HTLD stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a news impact score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the transportation company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Heartland Express' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Heartland Express include Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX), Landstar System (LSTR), Schneider National (SNDR), Werner Enterprises (WERN), Saia (SAIA), Marten Transport (MRTN), ArcBest (ARCB), Universal Logistics (ULH), P.A.M. Transportation Services (PTSI), Covenant Transportation Group (CVTI), US Xpress Enterprises (USX), YRC Worldwide (YRCW), USA Truck (USAK), Celadon Group (CGIP) and Celadon Group (CGI). What other stocks do shareholders of Heartland Express own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Heartland Express investors own include CA (CA), Endologix (ELGX), BlackRock (BLK), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), NIC (EGOV), Athabasca Oil (ATH), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW), Continental Resources (CLR), Express (EXPR) and Southwest Airlines (LUV). Who are Heartland Express' key executives? Heartland Express' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Michael J. Gerdin, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 49)Mr. Christopher Alan Strain, VP of Fin., Treasurer, CFO & Sec. (Age 44)Mr. Todd Allan Trimble, VP of Midwestern Operations (Age 48)Mr. Kent Daryl Rigdon, VP of Sales (Age 55)Mr. K. Eric Eickman, VP of Information Technology (Age 47) Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders? Heartland Express' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.80%), ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC (7.65%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.91%), Northern Trust Corp (0.82%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.78%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.54%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include John P Cosaert, Kent Daryl Rigdon, Larry J Gordon, Michael John Sullivan and Tahira K Hira. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Heartland Express. Which major investors are selling Heartland Express stock? HTLD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC, Dean Investment Associates LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc., Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, SEI Investments Co and US Bancorp DE. Company insiders that have sold Heartland Express company stock in the last year include Kent Daryl Rigdon and Larry J Gordon. View Insider Buying and Selling for Heartland Express. Which major investors are buying Heartland Express stock? HTLD stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maverick Capital Ltd., BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC and Geode Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Heartland Express stock in the last two years include Michael John Sullivan and Tahira K Hira. View Insider Buying and Selling for Heartland Express. How do I buy shares of Heartland Express? Shares of HTLD can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Heartland Express' stock price today? One share of HTLD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.06. How big of a company is Heartland Express? Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.56 billion and generates $610.80 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $72.68 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.88 on an earnings per share basis. Heartland Express employs 3,450 workers across the globe. What is Heartland Express' official website? The official website for Heartland Express is http://www.heartlandexpress.com/. How can I contact Heartland Express? Heartland Express' mailing address is 901 NORTH KANSAS AVENUE, NORTH LIBERTY IA, 52317. The transportation company can be reached via phone at 319-626-3600. MarketBeat Community Rating for Heartland Express (NASDAQ HTLD)Community Ranking: 1.7 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 284 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 532 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 816MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Heartland Express and other stocks. 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