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Heartland Express Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.30 (-1.79 %)
(As of 10/27/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
175,981 shs
Average Volume
356,109 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.31 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Heartland Express

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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Trucking, except local
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$645.26 million
Cash Flow
$2.28 per share
Book Value
$8.96 per share


Net Income
$70.81 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$1.31 billion
Next Earnings Date
1/18/2022 (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

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Overall MarketRank

2.65 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

23rd out of 172 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

3rd out of 18 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 4.2Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Heartland Express a buy right now?

3 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Heartland Express stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Heartland Express?

Wall Street analysts have given Heartland Express a "Buy" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Heartland Express wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?

Heartland Express is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 18th 2022.
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How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) posted its earnings results on Thursday, October, 14th. The transportation company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.01. The transportation company earned $152.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $159.41 million. Heartland Express had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.01% and a net margin of 11.66%. The business's revenue was down 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.25 earnings per share.
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How has Heartland Express' stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Heartland Express' stock was trading at $17.03 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HTLD shares have decreased by 3.2% and is now trading at $16.48.
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How often does Heartland Express pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Heartland Express?

Heartland Express declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, October 1st. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 31st.
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Is Heartland Express a good dividend stock?

Heartland Express pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.48%. Heartland Express does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Heartland Express is 9.20%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Heartland Express will have a dividend payout ratio of 8.08% next year. This indicates that Heartland Express 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 initiated a stock buyback plan on Friday, August 20th 2021, which allows the company to buyback 3,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

3 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Heartland Express' stock. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate Heartland Express' share price to reach $21.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 29.4% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Heartland Express' key executives?

Heartland Express' management team includes the following people:
  • Michael J. Gerdin, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Todd A. Trimble, Vice President-Southern Operations
  • Christopher A. Strain, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer & Controller
  • Kris Eric Eickman, Vice President-Information Technology
  • Kent D. Rigdon, Vice President-Sales

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

124 employees have rated Heartland Express CEO Michael Gerdin on Glassdoor.com. Michael Gerdin has an approval rating of 69% among Heartland Express' 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.20%), Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL (0.17%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.14%), Ziegler Capital Management LLC (0.13%), Hills Bank & Trust Co (0.10%) and SummerHaven Investment Management LLC (0.06%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include Ann S Gerdin Revocable Trust, Brenda S Neville, David Paul Millis, James G Pratt, Michael J Gerdin and Michael John Sullivan.
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Which major investors are selling Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hills Bank & Trust Co, New York State Teachers Retirement System, and Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd..
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Which major investors are buying Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, SummerHaven Investment Management LLC, Cardinal Capital Management, Ziegler Capital Management LLC, and State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. Company insiders that have bought Heartland Express stock in the last two years include Brenda S Neville, David Paul Millis, James G Pratt, and Michael John Sullivan.
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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 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 $16.48.

How much money does Heartland Express make?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.31 billion and generates $645.26 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $70.81 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.87 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Heartland Express have?

Heartland Express employs 3,780 workers across the globe.

When was Heartland Express founded?

Heartland Express was founded in 1978.

What is Heartland Express' official website?

The official website for Heartland Express is www.heartlandexpress.com.

Where are Heartland Express' headquarters?

Heartland Express is headquartered at 901 NORTH KANSAS AVENUE, NORTH LIBERTY IA, 52317.

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.

This page was last updated on 10/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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