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NASDAQ:HTLD

Heartland Express - HTLD Stock Forecast, Price & News

$16.46
+0.27 (+1.67%)
(As of 08/12/2022 05:17 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$16.15
$16.47
50-Day Range
$13.49
$16.19
52-Week Range
$12.78
$17.88
Volume
198,912 shs
Average Volume
282,819 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.30 billion
P/E Ratio
9.41
Dividend Yield
0.49%
Price Target
$15.40

Heartland Express MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.4% Downside
$15.40 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.72% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-5.65
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.12mentions of Heartland Express in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
-33.56%
From $1.46 to $0.97 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

1.56 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

112th out of 124 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

15th out of 16 stocks

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About Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Stock

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.

Heartland Express Stock Performance

Shares of NASDAQ:HTLD opened at $16.19 on Friday. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $14.53 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $14.26. The stock has a market cap of $1.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.25 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a current ratio of 2.34, a quick ratio of 3.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. Heartland Express has a 12 month low of $12.78 and a 12 month high of $17.88.

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD - Get Rating) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The transportation company reported $0.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.64. The firm had revenue of $187.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $164.27 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 21.64% and a return on equity of 18.49%. The firm's revenue was up 21.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that Heartland Express will post 1.46 earnings per share for the current year.

Heartland Express Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 7th. Investors of record on Monday, June 27th were given a dividend of $0.02 per share. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 24th. Heartland Express's dividend payout ratio is currently 4.57%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

HTLD has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. UBS Group raised their price target on shares of Heartland Express to $16.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. StockNews.com lowered Heartland Express from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday.

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HTLD Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 7/7 Dividend
6/24/2022
Dividend Payable
7/07/2022
Last Earnings
7/25/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/13/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Trucking, except local
Sub-Industry
Trucking
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:HTLD
CUSIP
42234710
Employees
3,180
Year Founded
1978

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$15.40
High Stock Price Forecast
$16.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$15.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-6.4%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.67
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$79.28 million
Pretax Margin
29.35%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$607.28 million
Cash Flow
$2.38 per share
Book Value
$10.36 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
48,070,000
Market Cap
$1.30 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.55

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HTLD Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Heartland Express stock right now?

3 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" HTLD shares. 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 is Heartland Express' stock price forecast for 2022?

3 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Heartland Express' shares. Their HTLD share price forecasts range from $15.00 to $16.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $15.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.4%.
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How have HTLD shares performed in 2022?

Heartland Express' stock was trading at $16.82 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, HTLD stock has decreased by 2.2% and is now trading at $16.45.
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When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 13th 2022.
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How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July, 25th. The transportation company reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.64. The transportation company had revenue of $187.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $164.27 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 21.64% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.49%. The business's revenue was up 21.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.26 EPS.

How often does Heartland Express pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Heartland Express?

Heartland Express declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 27th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Thursday, July 7th. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 24th.
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Is Heartland Express a good dividend stock?

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.50%. The dividend payout ratio is 4.57%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, HTLD will have a dividend payout ratio of 8.25% next year. This indicates that the company 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 approved a share buyback program on Friday, August 20th 2021, which allows the company to repurchase 3,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

What is Michael Gerdin's approval rating as Heartland Express' CEO?

124 employees have rated Heartland Express Chief Executive Officer Michael Gerdin on Glassdoor.com. Michael Gerdin has an approval rating of 69% among the company's 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.39%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.36%), TD Asset Management Inc. (0.28%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.26%), Keeley Teton Advisors LLC (0.24%) and Royce & Associates LP (0.23%). Insiders that own company stock include Ann S Gerdin Revocable Trust, Brenda S Neville, David Paul Millis, James G Pratt, Larry J Gordon, Michael J Gerdin and Michael John Sullivan.
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How do I buy shares of Heartland Express?

Shares of HTLD stock 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 $16.45.

How much money does Heartland Express make?

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) has a market capitalization of $1.30 billion and generates $607.28 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $79.28 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.75 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Heartland Express have?

The company employs 3,180 workers across the globe.

When was Heartland Express founded?

Heartland Express was founded in 1978.

How can I contact Heartland Express?

Heartland Express' mailing address is 901 NORTH KANSAS AVENUE, NORTH LIBERTY IA, 52317. The official website for the company is www.heartlandexpress.com. The transportation company can be reached via phone at (319) 626-3600 or via fax at 319-626-3311.

This page (NASDAQ:HTLD) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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