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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 Ratio37.14
Forward P/E Ratio26.91
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$607.34 million
Price / Sales2.55
Cash Flow$1.7892 per share
Price / Cash10.53
Book Value$7.11 per share
Price / Book2.65
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.51
Net Income$75.17 million
Return on Equity7.49%
Return on Assets5.28%
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 Tuesday, March 13th. Shareholders 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 22nd. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.
How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?
Heartland Express declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Friday, May 11th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase 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 results on Wednesday, April, 25th. The transportation company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.04. The transportation company earned $156.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $169.55 million. Heartland Express had a return on equity of 7.49% and a net margin of 11.75%. View Heartland Express' Earnings History.
When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for HTLD?
8 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Heartland Express' stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $26.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' share price to reach $20.2857 in the next twelve months. 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), ArcBest (ARCB), Marten Transport (MRTN), Universal Logistics (ULH), Covenant Transportation Group (CVTI), YRC Worldwide (YRCW), P.A.M. Transportation Services (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 headlines about HTLD stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 47.09 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.
Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders?
Heartland Express' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include American Century Companies Inc. (11.18%),
AMERICAN CENTURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC
AMERICAN CENTURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC
(10.63%), BlackRock Inc. (7.58%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.25%) and GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.43%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include John P Cosaert, Larry J Gordon and Tahira K Hira. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Heartland Express.
Which institutional investors are selling Heartland Express stock?
HTLD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC, Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, American International Group Inc., Great West Life Assurance Co. Can and Teacher Retirement System of Texas. View Insider Buying and Selling for Heartland Express.
Which institutional investors are buying Heartland Express stock?
HTLD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Barclays PLC, BlackRock Inc., Granite Investment Partners LLC, Quantbot Technologies LP and Sei Investments Co.. 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 $18.84.
How big of a company is Heartland Express?
Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.52 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 0.42%. 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(s):||15.69% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
11.43% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
9.30% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
4.47% (Based on Cash Flow)
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: 61.92%
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|
|5/17/2018||Tahira K Hira||Director||Buy||36,500||$18.28||$667,220.00|| |
|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, Inc. Announces Participation in KeyBanc’s 2018 Industrials & Basic Materials Conference|
finance.yahoo.com - May 24 at 4:46 PM
|Tuesday 5/22 Insider Buying Report: HTLD, VEC|
www.nasdaq.com - May 22 at 4:34 PM
|Insider Buying: Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Director Acquires 36,500 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 21 at 7:36 PM
|Free Post Earnings Research Report: Landstar Delivered Record Revenue and Earnings|
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 9:25 AM
|Analyzing Heartland Express (HTLD) & Covenant Transport (CVTI)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 1:22 AM
|Heartland Express sets new 5M-share buyback|
seekingalpha.com - May 12 at 9:49 AM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $166.95 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 2:38 AM
| Brokerages Expect Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) to Post $0.16 Earnings Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 7:16 PM
|Morgan Stanley Lowers Heartland Express (HTLD) Price Target to $14.00|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 7 at 3:16 PM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Given Average Rating of "Sell" by Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 7 at 9:13 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) versus Covenant Transport (CVTI) Head-To-Head Survey|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 5:37 AM
|Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Forecasted to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.15 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 1:54 AM
|Heartland Express (HTLD) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 7:46 PM
|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
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Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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