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Heartland Express (HTLD) Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.40 (+2.91%)
(As of 05/17/2022 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
170,742 shs
Average Volume
302,760 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.12 billion
P/E Ratio
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About Heartland Express

Heartland Express, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier in the United States and Canada. It primarily provides nationwide asset-based dry van truckload service for shippers from Washington to Florida and New England to California; and temperature-controlled truckload services. The company offers its services under the Heartland Express and Millis Transfer brand names. It primarily serves retailers and manufacturers in consumer goods, appliances, food products, and automotive industries. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Trucking, except local
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$607.28 million
Cash Flow
$2.34 per share
Book Value
$9.21 per share


Net Income
$79.28 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$1.12 billion

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/5 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

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Overall MarketRank

1.93 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

82nd out of 173 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

14th out of 18 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Heartland Express a buy right now?

4 Wall Street 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 analysts is that investors should "hold" Heartland Express stock. 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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When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?

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

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 21st. The transportation company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.02. The transportation company had revenue of $151.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $151.73 million. Heartland Express had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.27% and a net margin of 13.58%. Heartland Express's revenue for the quarter was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.17 earnings per share.
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How often does Heartland Express pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Heartland Express?

Heartland Express announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 25th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Tuesday, April 5th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 24th.
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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 0.58%. The dividend payout ratio of Heartland Express is 7.69%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Heartland Express will have a dividend payout ratio of 8.70% 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 announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Friday, August 20th 2021, which authorizes the company to buyback 3,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

4 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Heartland Express' shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $16.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' stock price to reach $15.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.7% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Heartland Express' key executives?
Heartland Express' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Michael J. Gerdin, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 52, Pay $797.9k)
  • Mr. Christopher Alan Strain, VP of Fin., Treasurer & CFO (Age 47, Pay $276.19k)
  • Mr. Kent Daryl Rigdon, VP of Sales (Age 58, Pay $289.94k)
  • Mr. David Paul Millis, Director & Pres of Millis Transfer (Age 62, Pay $186.97k)
  • Mr. Todd Allan Trimble, VP of Midwestern Operations (Age 51)
  • Paul J. Rowland, VP of Admin.
  • Mr. Joshua S. Helmich, VP, Controller & Sec.
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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include American Century Companies Inc. (10.30%), BlackRock Inc. (9.69%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.54%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.55%), State Street Corp (2.84%) and Invesco Ltd. (1.12%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include Ann S Gerdin Revocable Trust, 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 Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Heartland Advisors Inc., Invesco Ltd., Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., BlackRock Inc., and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY.
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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., Royce & Associates LP, State Street Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Vanguard Group Inc., and Weiss Multi Strategy Advisers LLC. Company insiders that have bought Heartland Express stock in the last two years include 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 $14.16.

How much money does Heartland Express make?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.12 billion and generates $607.28 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $79.28 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.039990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Heartland Express have?

Heartland Express employs 3,180 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.

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 or via fax at 319-626-3311.

This page was last updated on 5/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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