About Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)
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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Trucking, except local
Trailing P/E Ratio35.76
Forward P/E Ratio27.64
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$607.34 million
Price / Sales2.50
Cash Flow$1.7778 per share
Price / Cash10.26
Book Value$6.90 per share
Price / Book2.64
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.51
Net Income$75.17 million
Return on Equity7.84%
Return on Assets5.49%
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, March 13th. Investors of record on Friday, March 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, April 2nd. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 22nd. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.
How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?
Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February, 12th. The transportation company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.04. The transportation company had revenue of $165 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $190.22 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 12.38% and a return on equity of 7.84%. The firm's revenue was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.16 EPS. View Heartland Express' Earnings History.
What price target have analysts set for HTLD?
8 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Heartland Express' shares. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $26.00. On average, they anticipate Heartland Express' stock price to reach $20.2857 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Heartland Express.
Who are some of Heartland Express' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Heartland Express include Schneider National (SNDR), Landstar System (LSTR), Werner Enterprises (WERN), Saia (SAIA), Marten Transport (MRTN), ArcBest (ARCB), Universal Logistics (ULH), Covenant Transport (CVTI), YRC Worldwide (YRCW), PAM Transport (PTSI), USA Truck (USAK) and Celadon Group (CGI).
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 stories about HTLD stock have been trending positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a coverage optimism score of 0.42 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 43.95 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.
Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders?
Heartland Express' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include
AMERICAN CENTURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC
AMERICAN CENTURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC
(10.63%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include John P Cosaert and Larry J Gordon. View Institutional Ownership Trends 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 $18.24.
How big of a company is Heartland Express?
Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.50 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.
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Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Dividend Information
Heartland Express pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share, with a dividend yield of 0.44%. HTLD's most recent quarterly dividend payment was Monday, April 2. Heartland Express pays out 15.69% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Most Recent Dividend:||4/2/2018|
|Payout Ratio:||15.69% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
12.12% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
9.20% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Heartland Express (NASDAQ HTLD) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 42.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 61.54%
Heartland Express (NASDAQ HTLD) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|9/11/2017||John P Cosaert||EVP||Sell||7,146||$22.54||$161,070.84||57,668|| |
|2/8/2017||Larry J Gordon||Director||Sell||95,386||$20.01||$1,908,673.86||381,547|| |
|8/24/2016||John P Cosaert||EVP||Sell||4,000||$19.85||$79,400.00||64,814|| |
|6/15/2016||Larry J Gordon||Director||Sell||95,934||$17.74||$1,701,869.16||522,867|| |
|12/15/2015||Larry J. Gordon||Director||Sell||131,000||$17.20||$2,253,200.00||572,867|| |
|6/15/2015||Steven M Gordon||COO||Sell||50,000||$20.58||$1,029,000.00|| |
|6/12/2015||Larry J Gordon||Director||Sell||200,000||$21.24||$4,248,000.00|| |
|12/15/2014||John P Cosaert||EVP||Sell||5,000||$25.95||$129,750.00|| |
|12/9/2014||John P Cosaert||EVP||Sell||1,000||$25.95||$25,950.00|| |
|3/7/2014||Thomas Hill||Insider||Sell||5,000||$21.50||$107,500.00||9,000|| |
|3/5/2014||Thomas Hill||Insider||Sell||5,000||$21.00||$105,000.00||9,000|| |
|3/4/2014||Thomas Hill||Insider||Sell||5,000||$20.75||$103,750.00||9,000|| |
|2/28/2014||Thomas Hill||Insider||Sell||5,000||$20.50||$102,500.00||9,000|| |
|12/2/2013||Thomas Hill||Insider||Sell||12,500||$18.25||$228,125.00||9,000|| |
|11/29/2013||Dennis Wilkinson||VP||Sell||1,000||$18.51||$18,510.00||6,000|| |
|5/16/2013||Dennis J Wilkinson||VP||Sell||1,500||$14.35||$21,525.00|| |
Heartland Express (NASDAQ HTLD) News Headlines
|Heartland Express beats by $0.04, misses on revenue|
seekingalpha.com - April 25 at 4:48 PM
|Heartland Express, Inc. Reports Revenues and Earnings for the First Quarter of 2018|
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 9:15 AM
|Heartland Express: 1Q Earnings Snapshot|
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 9:15 AM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $169.55 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 3:00 AM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.12 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 3:24 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Upgraded to "Neutral" by UBS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 6:57 PM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Sell" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 7:49 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) to Release Earnings on Thursday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 1:25 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 8:50 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Upgraded to "Buy" by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 8:50 PM
|TheStreet Downgrades Heartland Express (HTLD) to C+|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 12:37 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) PT Lowered to $15.00|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 11:45 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Given "Hold" Rating at Stifel Nicolaus|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 11:44 AM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $185.76 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 2:52 AM
|Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Will Announce Earnings of $0.13 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 3:14 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Downgraded to "Sell" at ValuEngine|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 3 at 1:54 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Downgraded by TheStreet to "C"|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 2 at 9:42 PM
|Barclays Lowers Heartland Express (HTLD) Price Target to $20.00|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 2 at 11:16 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 1:18 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Strong Sell"|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 30 at 1:06 PM
|Heartland Express' (HTLD) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Stephens|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 2:04 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 3:28 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Rating Increased to Sell at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 10:48 AM
|Robbins Arroyo LLP is Investigating the Officers and Directors of Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) on Behalf of Shareholders|
finance.yahoo.com - March 23 at 4:41 PM
|Trucking Acquisitions Put New Spotlight on Fleet Values|
finance.yahoo.com - March 20 at 4:33 PM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $185.72 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 20 at 5:32 AM
|Q1 2018 Earnings Forecast for Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Issued By KeyCorp|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 19 at 1:40 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Sell|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 18 at 11:00 PM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 18 at 9:11 AM
|Critical Analysis: Heartland Express (HTLD) vs. Genesee & Wyoming (GWR)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 17 at 8:07 AM
|Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Heartland Express, Inc.|
finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 5:10 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Changes Certifying Accountant|
www.streetinsider.com - March 14 at 5:59 PM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.02|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 13 at 5:15 PM
|OppenheimerFunds Inc. Boosts Holdings in Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 6 at 11:36 AM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $185.72 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 3 at 9:18 AM
|$0.13 EPS Expected for Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 1 at 6:08 PM
|Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - March 1 at 5:00 PM
|Aperio Group LLC Lowers Holdings in Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 26 at 4:20 AM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Shares Bought by Standard Life Aberdeen plc|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 24 at 3:06 PM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 21 at 11:50 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Price Target Raised to $16.00 at Morgan Stanley|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 20 at 4:48 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Raised to B- at TheStreet|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 18 at 8:46 AM
|BidaskClub Lowers Heartland Express (HTLD) to Strong Sell|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 17 at 12:26 PM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Cut to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 17 at 6:56 AM
|Heartland Express' (HTLD) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Seaport Global Securities|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 15 at 10:48 PM
|Brokers Issue Forecasts for Heartland Express, Inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (HTLD)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 15 at 11:20 AM
|Heartland Express, Inc. Forecasted to Earn Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.15 Per Share (HTLD)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 15 at 8:50 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) PT Lowered to $22.00|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 14 at 6:34 PM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.08 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 14 at 7:12 AM
|$0.10 Earnings Per Share Expected for Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 12 at 7:20 PM
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Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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