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

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$20.84 -0.29 (-1.37 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 03:28 AM ET)
Previous Close$20.84
Today's Range$20.74 - $21.2750
52-Week Range$17.00 - $21.66
Volume451,599 shs
Average Volume353,487 shs
Market Capitalization$1.71 billion
P/E Ratio23.68
Dividend Yield0.38%
Beta0.73
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

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$610.80 million
Cash Flow$1.7352 per share
Book Value$6.90 per share

Profitability

Net Income$72.68 million

Miscellaneous

Employees3,800
Market Cap$1.71 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 Monday, November 19th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 4th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.38%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 3rd. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.

How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

Heartland Express declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Friday, May 11th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 22nd. The transportation company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.03. The transportation company had revenue of $147 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $152.69 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 11.90% and a return on equity of 12.38%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.07 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 Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

5 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Heartland Express' stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $21.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' stock price to reach $18.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Heartland Express.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Heartland Express?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Heartland Express.

Has Heartland Express been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about HTLD stock have trended somewhat positive on Monday, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a news sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the transportation company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 49)
  • Mr. Christopher Alan Strain, VP of Fin., Treasurer, CFO & Sec. (Age 44)
  • Mr. Todd Allan Trimble, VP of Midwestern Operations (Age 48)
  • Mr. Kent Daryl Rigdon, VP of Sales (Age 55)
  • Mr. K. Eric Eickman, VP of Information Technology (Age 47)

Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders?

Heartland Express' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.45%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.69%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (1.41%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.38%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (1.28%) and Bank of America Corp DE (0.78%). 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, GW&K Investment Management LLC, Hsbc Holdings PLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Zacks Investment Management and Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc.. 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 Dean Investment Associates LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Rafferty Asset Management LLC, Rhumbline Advisers and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. 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 $20.84.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.71 billion and generates $610.80 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $72.68 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.88 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:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  272 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  505 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  777
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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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