NASDAQ:HTLD - Heartland Express Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$19.49 +0.05 (+0.26 %)
(As of 06/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$19.44
Today's Range$19.11 - $19.68
52-Week Range$17.38 - $25.22
Volume315,400 shs
Average Volume554,363 shs
Market Capitalization$1.60 billion
P/E Ratio38.22
Dividend Yield0.42%

About Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD)

Heartland Express logoHeartland 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Trucking, except local


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio2.13
Quick Ratio2.13


Trailing P/E Ratio38.22
Forward P/E Ratio27.45
P/E Growth1.83

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$607.34 million
Price / Sales2.64
Cash Flow$1.7606 per share
Price / Cash11.07
Book Value$6.90 per share
Price / Book2.82


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.51
Net Income$75.17 million
Net Margins11.75%
Return on Equity7.49%
Return on Assets5.28%


Outstanding Shares82,310,000

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, June 12th. Investors of record on Friday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.

How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

Heartland Express declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Friday, May 11th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 25th. The transportation company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.04. The transportation company earned $156.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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?

Heartland Express is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 31st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

8 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Heartland Express' shares. Their forecasts 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?

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?

Press coverage about HTLD stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.85 out of 100, indicating that recent media 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 Companies Inc. (11.18%), BlackRock Inc. (7.58%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.25%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.43%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.46%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.47%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include John P Cosaert, Larry J Gordon, Michael John Sullivan and Tahira K Hira. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Heartland Express.

Which major 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 major investors are buying Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was bought 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.. Company insiders that have bought Heartland Express stock in the last two years include Michael John Sullivan and Tahira K Hira. 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 $19.49.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.60 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.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Heartland Express (HTLD)

Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  186 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  414 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  600
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Heartland Express and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HTLD will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HTLD will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/18/2018 by Staff

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