Heartland Express (HTLD) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.10 (-0.96%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
430,659 shs
Average Volume
312,018 shs
Market Capitalization
$816.38 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Heartland Express MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
1.75 Rating Score
30.7% Upside
$13.50 Price Target
Short Interest
3.46% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.76mentions of Heartland Express in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$185,020 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From ($0.01) to $0.69 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.14 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

20th out of 111 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

4th out of 13 stocks

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About Heartland Express Stock (NASDAQ:HTLD)

Heartland Express, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium, and long-haul truckload carrier in the United States and Canada. It primarily provides nationwide asset-based dry van truckload service for shippers; cross-border freight and other transportation services; and temperature-controlled truckload services. The company offers its services under the Heartland Express and Millis Transfer brand names. It primarily serves retailers and manufacturers in consumer goods, appliances, food products, and automotive industries. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa.

HTLD Stock Price History

HTLD Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/5 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Trucking, except local
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$14.77 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.21 billion
Cash Flow
$2.76 per share
Book Value
$10.95 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$824.28 million

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HTLD Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Heartland Express stock right now?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 3 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "reduce" HTLD shares.
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What is Heartland Express' stock price target for 2024?

4 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Heartland Express' shares. Their HTLD share price targets range from $11.00 to $17.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $13.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 30.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have HTLD shares performed in 2024?

Heartland Express' stock was trading at $14.26 at the start of the year. Since then, HTLD shares have decreased by 27.6% and is now trading at $10.33.
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Are investors shorting Heartland Express?

Heartland Express saw a drop in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,430,000 shares, a drop of 14.4% from the March 15th total of 1,670,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 305,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.7 days. Approximately 3.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 29th 2024.
View our HTLD earnings forecast

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 23rd. The transportation company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.07. The transportation company had revenue of $270.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $263.92 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 1.22% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 1.71%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 18.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.16 EPS.

How often does Heartland Express pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Heartland Express?

Heartland Express announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 26th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, April 5th. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 25th.
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Is Heartland Express a good dividend stock?

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.78%. The dividend payout ratio is 44.44%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, HTLD will have a dividend payout ratio of 11.59% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for HTLD.

What ETFs hold Heartland Express' stock?

ETFs with the largest weight of Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) stock in their portfolio include SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (XTN) and iShares U.S. Transportation ETF (IYT).Direxion Daily Transportation Bull 3X Shares (TPOR).

What is Michael Gerdin's approval rating as Heartland Express' CEO?

124 employees have rated Heartland Express Chief Executive Officer Michael Gerdin on Michael Gerdin has an approval rating of 69% among the company's employees.

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 Xtrackers California Municipal Bond ETF (CA), Endologix (ELGX), BlackRock (BLK), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), NIC (EGOV), Athabasca Oil (ATH), Continental Resources (CLR), Express (EXPR), Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Transocean (RIG).

Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders?

Heartland Express' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Raymond James & Associates (0.77%), Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.11%) and Cardinal Capital Management (0.07%). Insiders that own company stock include Ann S Gerdin Revocable Trust, David Paul Millis, Michael J Gerdin and Michael John Sullivan.
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How do I buy shares of Heartland Express?

Shares of HTLD stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:HTLD) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by Staff

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