NASDAQ:HTLD - Heartland Express Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$18.66 +0.20 (+1.08 %)
(As of 10/18/2018 09:55 AM ET)
Previous Close$18.46
Today's Range$18.32 - $18.66
52-Week Range$17.38 - $24.09
Volume65 shs
Average Volume505,939 shs
Market Capitalization$1.62 billion
P/E Ratio36.20
Dividend Yield0.44%
Beta0.64
Heartland Express, Inc., through 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 transportation 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Trucking, except local
Sub-IndustryTrucking
SectorTransportation
SymbolNASDAQ:HTLD
CUSIP42234710
Phone319-626-3600

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio2.87
Quick Ratio2.87

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio36.20
Forward P/E Ratio23.04
P/E Growth1.63

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$607.34 million
Price / Sales2.52
Cash Flow$1.6616 per share
Price / Cash11.23
Book Value$6.90 per share
Price / Book2.70

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.51
Net Income$75.17 million
Net Margins11.77%
Return on Equity7.88%
Return on Assets5.62%

Miscellaneous

Employees3,800
Outstanding Shares81,930,000
Market Cap$1.62 billion

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 Tuesday, September 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.43%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 20th. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.

How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

Heartland Express declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Friday, May 11th 2018, which permits the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 17th. The transportation company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.02. The transportation company had revenue of $151.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $162.80 million. Heartland Express had a return on equity of 7.88% and a net margin of 11.77%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.10 earnings per share. View Heartland Express' Earnings History.

When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?

Heartland Express is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, October 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

9 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Heartland Express' shares. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate Heartland Express' share price to reach $19.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Heartland Express.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Heartland Express?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 6 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Heartland Express.

Who are some of Heartland Express' key competitors?

Who are Heartland Express' key executives?

Heartland Express' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael J. Gerdin, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 48)
  • Mr. Christopher Alan Strain, VP of Fin., Treasurer, CFO & Sec. (Age 43)
  • Mr. Todd Allan Trimble, VP of Midwestern Operations (Age 47)
  • Mr. Kent Daryl Rigdon, VP of Sales (Age 54)
  • Mr. K. Eric Eickman, VP of Information Technology (Age 46)

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 $18.66.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.62 billion and generates $607.34 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $75.17 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.51 on an earnings per share basis. Heartland Express employs 3,800 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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  236 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  468 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  704
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Heartland Express and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HTLD will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HTLD will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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