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Heartland Express Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.26 (+1.39 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $18.92
50-Day Range
MA: $18.52
52-Week Range
Now: $18.92
Volume1.38 million shs
Average Volume552,803 shs
Market Capitalization$1.53 billion
P/E Ratio23.36
Dividend Yield0.43%
Heartland Express, Inc., together with 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 truckload services. The company provides services under Heartland Express and Millis Transfer brand name. 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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Overall MarketRank

2.11 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

15th out of 212 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

4th out of 18 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Trucking, except local
Current SymbolNASDAQ:HTLD



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$596.82 million
Cash Flow$2.12 per share
Book Value$8.35 per share


Net Income$72.97 million


Market Cap$1.53 billion
Next Earnings Date1/28/2021 (Estimated)
+0.26 (+1.39 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Heartland Express' stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Heartland Express' stock was trading at $17.03 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, HTLD stock has increased by 11.1% and is now trading at $18.92.
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Is Heartland Express a buy right now?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings 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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Heartland Express?

Wall Street analysts have given Heartland Express a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Heartland Express wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks 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 Thursday, January 28th 2021.
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How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October, 16th. The transportation company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.25. The transportation company had revenue of $162.28 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $165.75 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 10.04% and a return on equity of 9.44%. The firm's revenue was up 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.25 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 Monday, November 23rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 8th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, December 18th. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 7th.
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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 0.43%. The dividend payout ratio of Heartland Express is 8.99%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Heartland Express will have a dividend payout ratio of 7.55% next year. This indicates that Heartland Express will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

5 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Heartland Express' stock. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $25.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' share price to reach $21.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.0% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Heartland Express?

Heartland Express saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,750,000 shares, an increase of 102.4% from the December 15th total of 864,700 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 338,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.2 days. Currently, 3.6% of the company's shares are sold short.
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Who are some of Heartland Express' key competitors?

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 Co. (ATH.TO) (ATH), Continental Resources (CLR), Express (EXPR), Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Transocean (RIG).

Who are Heartland Express' key executives?

Heartland Express' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Michael J. Gerdin, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 50, Pay $757.59k)
  • Mr. Christopher Alan Strain, VP of Fin., Treasurer, CFO & Sec. (Age 45, Pay $252.06k)
  • Mr. Todd Allan Trimble, VP of Midwestern Operations (Age 49, Pay $171.84k)
  • Mr. Kent Daryl Rigdon, VP of Sales (Age 56, Pay $259.53k)
  • Paul J. Rowland, VP of Admin.
  • Mr. Jo Borden, VP of HR & Risk Management
  • Joshua S. Helmich, VP & Controller

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 Alaska Department of Revenue (0.05%) and 6 Meridian (0.02%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include Ann S Gerdin Revocable Trust, Brenda S Neville, James G Pratt, Kent Daryl Rigdon, Larry J Gordon, Michael J Gerdin and Michael John Sullivan.
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Which institutional investors are selling Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have sold Heartland Express company stock in the last year include Ann S Gerdin Revocable Trust, and Michael J Gerdin.
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Which institutional investors are buying Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 6 Meridian. Company insiders that have bought Heartland Express stock in the last two years include Brenda S Neville, 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.

What is Heartland Express' stock price today?

One share of HTLD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.92.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.53 billion and generates $596.82 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $72.97 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.89 on an earnings per share basis. Heartland Express employs 4,050 workers across the globe.

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.

This page was last updated on 1/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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