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NASDAQ:HTLD

Heartland Express (HTLD) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$16.09
+0.37 (+2.35%)
(As of 06/6/2023 ET)
Compare
Today's Range
$15.64
$16.15
50-Day Range
$14.48
$16.10
52-Week Range
$13.21
$18.17
Volume
216,482 shs
Average Volume
201,825 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.27 billion
P/E Ratio
9.81
Dividend Yield
0.50%
Price Target
$16.75

Heartland Express MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.1% Upside
$16.75 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
2.64% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-6.14
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.87mentions of Heartland Express in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$3.11 M Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-0.89%
From $1.12 to $1.11 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

1.72 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

102nd out of 119 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

13th out of 15 stocks


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About Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Stock

Heartland Express, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of short-to-medium haul truckload carrier services. It offers long haul truckload and regional truckload transportation. The company was founded by Russell A. Gerdin in 1978 and is headquartered in North Liberty, IA.

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HTLD Price History

HTLD Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/7 Dividend
3/27/2023
Dividend Payable
4/07/2023
Last Earnings
4/27/2023
Today
6/06/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
7/24/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Trucking, except local
Sub-Industry
Trucking
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:HTLD
CUSIP
42234710
Employees
6,500
Year Founded
1978

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$16.75
High Stock Price Forecast
$18.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$14.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+6.6%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$133.58 million
Pretax Margin
15.32%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$968 million
Cash Flow
$3.30 per share
Book Value
$10.84 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
47,709,000
Market Cap
$1.24 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.58

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Key Executives

  • Michael J. Gerdin
    Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Kent D. Rigdon
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Christopher A. Strain
    Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & VP-Finance
  • Kris Eric Eickman
    Vice President-Information Technology
  • Todd A. Trimble
    Vice President-Southern Operations













HTLD Stock - 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 year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" HTLD shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in HTLD, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Heartland Express' stock price forecast for 2023?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Heartland Express' stock. Their HTLD share price forecasts range from $14.00 to $18.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $16.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have HTLD shares performed in 2023?

Heartland Express' stock was trading at $15.34 at the start of the year. Since then, HTLD shares have increased by 2.5% and is now trading at $15.72.
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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 24th 2023.
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How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 27th. The transportation company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.02. The transportation company had revenue of $330.92 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $325.84 million. Heartland Express had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.31% and a net margin of 11.28%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 118.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.21 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 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, April 7th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 27th.
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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 0.50%. The dividend payout ratio is 4.88%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, HTLD will have a dividend payout ratio of 7.21% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

Heartland Express declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Friday, August 20th 2021, which authorizes the company to repurchase 3,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

124 employees have rated Heartland Express Chief Executive Officer Michael Gerdin on Glassdoor.com. 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 CA (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).

What is Heartland Express' stock symbol?

Heartland Express trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "HTLD."

Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders?

Heartland Express' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include American Century Companies Inc. (9.77%), BlackRock Inc. (9.62%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.62%), ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC (2.86%), State Street Corp (2.37%) and Ameriprise Financial Inc. (1.54%). Insiders that own company stock include Ann S Gerdin Revocable Trust, David Paul Millis, James G Pratt, 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Heartland Express' stock price today?

One share of HTLD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.72.

How much money does Heartland Express make?

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) has a market capitalization of $1.24 billion and generates $968 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $133.58 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.64 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Heartland Express have?

The company employs 6,500 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Heartland Express?

Heartland Express' mailing address is 901 NORTH KANSAS AVENUE, NORTH LIBERTY IA, 52317. The official website for the company is www.heartlandexpress.com. The transportation company can be reached via phone at (319) 626-3600 or via fax at 319-626-3311.

This page (NASDAQ:HTLD) was last updated on 6/6/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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