Heartland Express Company Profile (NASDAQ:HTLD)

About Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)

Heartland Express logoHeartland Express, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier. The Company focuses primarily on short- to medium-haul, asset-based dry van truckload services in regional markets near its terminals. The Company's truckload services are primarily asset-based transportation services in the dry van truckload market, and it also offers truckload temperature-controlled transportation services and non-asset based brokerage services. All tractors are equipped with mobile communication systems. Its primary customers include retailers and manufacturers. It provides nationwide asset-based dry van truckload service for shippers from Washington to Florida and New England to California. The Company provides truckload services across the United States and parts of Canada. As of December 31, 2016, it had operated 20 terminal facilities throughout the contiguous United States in addition to its terminal and corporate headquarters in North Liberty, Iowa.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Trucking
  • Sub-Industry: Trucking
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:HTLD
  • CUSIP: 42234710
  • Web: www.heartlandexpress.com
  • Market Cap: $1.61 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 83,294,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $19.63
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $20.37
  • 52 Week Range: $16.55 - $22.69
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.78
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.21
  • P/E Growth: 2.21
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $580.05 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.78
  • Book Value: $6.22 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.11
  • Annual Dividend: $0.08
  • Dividend Yield: 0.4%
  • EBIDTA: $173.5 million
  • Net Margins: 9.20%
  • Return on Equity: 11.56%
  • Return on Assets: 7.65%
  • Current Ratio: 3.08%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.30%
  • Average Volume: 511,003 shs.
  • Beta: 0.41
  • Short Ratio: 10.58

Frequently Asked Questions for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, March 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 24th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, April 3rd. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 22nd. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 21st. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.02. The company earned $129.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $147.17 million. Heartland Express had a return on equity of 11.56% and a net margin of 9.20%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 20.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.17 EPS. View Heartland Express' Earnings History.

Where is Heartland Express' stock going? Where will Heartland Express' stock price be in 2017?

14 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Heartland Express' stock. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $19.00. On average, they anticipate Heartland Express' stock price to reach $15.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Heartland Express.

What are analysts saying about Heartland Express stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Heartland Express stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Heartland Express, Inc. is a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier based near Iowa City, Iowa. The Company provides nationwide transportation service to major shippers, using late-model tractors and a uniform fleet of 53-foot aluminum plate dry vans. " (4/11/2017)
  • 2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts commented, "We are reiterating our Underweight rating on HTLD and establishing a Dec 17 price target of $18. Heartland continues to operate well and accumulate cash in a challenging freight market, positioning this pure-play truckload carrier well for the eventual uptick in load activity. However, similar to short haul, high margin peer KNX, HTLD already trades at prior cycle peak multiples on 2016 trough estimates, and at current valuations we see more relative upside in other TL carrier stocks (SWFT)." (7/29/2016)

Who are some of Heartland Express' key competitors?

Who owns Heartland Express stock?

Heartland Express' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include American Century Companies Inc. (11.39%), BlackRock Inc. (6.91%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.97%), Nuance Investments LLC (4.39%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.88%) and GW&K Investment Management LLC (2.37%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include John P Cosaert, Larry J Gordon and Steven M Gordon. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Heartland Express.

Who sold Heartland Express stock? Who is selling Heartland Express stock?

Heartland Express' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Shayne & CO. LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., GW&K Investment Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, KCG Holdings Inc., Kennedy Capital Management Inc. and Credit Suisse AG. Company insiders that have sold Heartland Express stock in the last year include John P Cosaert and Larry J Gordon. View Insider Buying and Selling for Heartland Express.

Who bought Heartland Express stock? Who is buying Heartland Express stock?

Heartland Express' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Nuance Investments LLC, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK, American Century Companies Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Gotham Asset Management LLC, Dean Investment Associates LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Heartland Express.

How do I buy Heartland Express stock?

Shares of Heartland Express can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Heartland Express stock cost?

One share of Heartland Express stock can currently be purchased for approximately $19.37.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.93)
Consensus Price Target: $15.00 (22.56% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/10/2017Stifel NicolausUpgradeSell -> Hold$18.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
12/16/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/2/2016Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageHold$18.00N/AView Rating Details
10/21/2016StephensDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightN/AView Rating Details
9/12/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetUnderweight$16.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
8/26/2016Wolfe ResearchReiterated RatingMarket Perform$15.00 -> $13.00N/AView Rating Details
8/26/2016MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$15.00 -> $13.00N/AView Rating Details
8/26/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingMarket Perform$18.00 -> $13.00N/AView Rating Details
8/26/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$17.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
8/26/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$14.00 -> $13.00N/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$17.00 -> $12.00N/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016CL KingReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetUnderweight$16.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
6/22/2016BB&T Co.DowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
5/9/2016Wells Fargo & CoDowngradeMarket Perform -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
4/4/2016Robert W. BairdBoost Price Target$19.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
3/24/2016BlueFin ResearchReiterated RatingOutperform$22.00 -> $26.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutral$19.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
1/13/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutral$21.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
1/7/2016Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeSector Perform -> Underperform$21.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Longbow ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/22/2015Goldman Sachs Group IncDowngradeNeutral -> SellN/AView Rating Details
6/8/2015Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$17.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$20.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
Earnings by Quarter for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
Earnings History by Quarter for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/21/2017Q1 2017$0.15$0.17$147.17 million$129.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q4 2016$0.15$0.16$152.24 million$140.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$0.16$0.15$162.30 million$149.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q2$0.20$0.20$167.94 million$160.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q1$0.16$0.17$175.65 million$162.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q415$0.20$0.20$179.80 million$174.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q3$0.25$0.17$191.47 million$182.53 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q2$0.25$0.27$203.14 million$191.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2015Q115$0.22$0.20$210.30 million$187.52 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q414$0.26$0.25$221.90 million$203.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2014Q314$0.29$0.26$229.15 million$217.09 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$0.25$0.30$242.70 million$226.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q1 2014$0.21$0.16$240.29 million$224.48 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q413$0.21$0.18$188.12 million$183.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/15/2013Q313$0.19$0.19$134.30 million$130.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2013Q2 2013$0.21$0.23$141.83 million$134.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/16/2013Q1 2013$0.19$0.19$138.04 million$134.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2013Q4 2012$0.16$0.17$135.40 million$136.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$0.21$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2012$0.17$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/20/2012$0.18$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2011$0.20$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$0.15$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.64
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.79
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.13$0.15$0.14
Q2 20172$0.16$0.19$0.18
Q3 20171$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q4 20171$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q1 20181$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q2 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q3 20181$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q4 20181$0.21$0.21$0.21
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
Most Recent Dividend:4/3/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.08
Dividend Yield:0.41%
Payout Ratio:11.76% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
11.43% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
10.00% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)

Dividend History by Quarter for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 45.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 61.41%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/8/2017Larry J GordonDirectorSell95,386$20.01$1,908,673.86View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016John P CosaertEVPSell4,000$19.85$79,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016Larry J GordonDirectorSell95,934$17.74$1,701,869.16View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Larry J. GordonDirectorSell131,000$17.20$2,253,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015Steven M GordonCOOSell50,000$20.58$1,029,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2015Larry J GordonDirectorSell200,000$21.24$4,248,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014John P CosaertEVPSell5,000$25.95$129,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014John P CosaertEVPSell1,000$25.95$25,950.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Thomas HillInsiderSell5,000$21.50$107,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Thomas HillInsiderSell5,000$21.00$105,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Thomas HillInsiderSell5,000$20.75$103,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014Thomas HillInsiderSell5,000$20.50$102,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013Thomas HillInsiderSell12,500$18.25$228,125.00View SEC Filing  
11/29/2013Dennis WilkinsonVPSell1,000$18.51$18,510.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Dennis J WilkinsonVPSell1,500$14.35$21,525.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
Latest Headlines for Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 22 at 7:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $145.11 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 13 at 7:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.18 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 12:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:HTLD) : May 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 5:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : HTLD-US : May 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 10:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express (HTLD) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 10:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2018 EPS Estimates for Heartland Express, Inc. Raised by Seaport Global Securities (HTLD)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 5:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express (HTLD) Getting Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 6:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 1:16 PM
prnewswire.com logoResearch Reports Coverage on Trucking Stocks -- YRC Worldwide, Heartland ...
www.prnewswire.com - April 25 at 10:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Anticipate Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $152.83 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 10:14 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Announces Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 3:53 PM
marketbeat.com logoHeartland Express tops 1Q profit forecasts
marketbeat.com - April 21 at 9:32 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.15 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 7:31 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Unlikely to Affect Heartland Express (HTLD) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 7:51 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 7:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 1:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express (HTLD) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 1:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. : HTLD-US: Dividend Analysis : March 24th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 5:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 1:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - March 14 at 12:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Declares $0.02 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 14 at 11:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHEARTLAND EXPRESS INC Financials
finance.yahoo.com - March 4 at 6:02 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoHEARTLAND EXPRESS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers
biz.yahoo.com - February 22 at 12:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. Announces Participation in Upcoming Conference
finance.yahoo.com - February 7 at 7:04 PM
investopedia.com logoHeartland Earns Profit, Misses on Revenue (HTLD)
www.investopedia.com - January 27 at 7:43 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoHeartland Express, Inc. Reports Revenues and Earnings for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2016
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:02 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo4:05 pm Heartland Express beats by $0.01, misses on revs
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:02 AM
prnewswire.com logoResearch Reports Coverage on Trucking Stocks -- YRC Worldwide, Old Dominion ...
www.prnewswire.com - December 28 at 10:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHeartland Express downgraded by Stifel
finance.yahoo.com - December 16 at 6:21 PM
forbes.com logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Heartland Express, Avnet and Donaldson
www.forbes.com - November 30 at 11:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoResearch Reports Coverage on Trucking Stocks -- Werner Enterprises, YRC Worldwide, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Heartland Express
finance.yahoo.com - November 1 at 5:46 PM
seekingalpha.com logoHeartland Express misses by $0.01, misses on revenue
seekingalpha.com - October 20 at 5:33 PM
seekingalpha.com logoHeartland Express declares $0.02 dividend
seekingalpha.com - September 13 at 5:51 PM
zacks.com logoTransport Stocks Q2 Earnings in Queue: CHRW, HTLD & More
www.zacks.com - July 25 at 10:05 AM
nasdaq.com logoHTLD Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level
www.nasdaq.com - July 13 at 5:55 PM
forbes.com logoWednesday Sector Laggards: Trucking, Computers
www.forbes.com - June 22 at 1:43 PM
investopedia.com logoHeartland Express Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (HTLD)
www.investopedia.com - June 17 at 12:03 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoHEARTLAND EXPRESS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits
biz.yahoo.com - June 13 at 6:01 AM



Heartland Express (HTLD) Chart for Wednesday, May, 24, 2017

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