NASDAQ:HTLD - Heartland Express Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$19.84 +0.18 (+0.92 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$19.66
Today's Range$19.48 - $19.84
52-Week Range$17.38 - $25.22
Volume213,603 shs
Average Volume550,281 shs
Market Capitalization$1.61 billion
P/E Ratio38.39
Dividend Yield0.41%
Heartland Express logoHeartland 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


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


Trailing P/E Ratio38.39
Forward P/E Ratio24.80
P/E Growth1.63

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$607.34 million
Price / Sales2.68
Cash Flow$1.7762 per share
Price / Cash11.17
Book Value$6.90 per share
Price / Book2.88


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


Outstanding Shares81,930,000
Market Cap$1.61 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.

How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

Heartland Express announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Friday, May 11th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) announced its earnings results on Thursday, July, 19th. The transportation company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.04. The transportation company earned $155.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $160.07 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 11.77% and a return on equity of 7.88%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 20.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.18 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 Friday, October, 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

8 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Heartland Express' stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate Heartland Express' share price to reach $19.7143 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for Heartland Express.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Heartland Express?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 5 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)

Has Heartland Express been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about HTLD stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 47.01 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Heartland Express.

Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders?

Heartland Express' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include American Century Companies Inc. (12.03%), BlackRock Inc. (8.11%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.39%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (2.49%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (1.02%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.88%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include John P Cosaert, 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 Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Citadel Advisors LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Granite Investment Partners LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Aperio Group LLC, Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. and Arizona State Retirement System. 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 American Century Companies Inc., BlackRock Inc., Phocas Financial Corp., Dean Investment Associates LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dean Capital Management, Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC and Putnam Investments 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 $19.84.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.61 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.

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:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  217 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  447 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  664
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 8/17/2018 by Staff

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