NASDAQ:HTLD - Heartland Express Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$18.16 -0.36 (-1.94 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 03:32 PM ET)
Previous Close$18.52
Today's Range$17.94 - $18.51
52-Week Range$17.38 - $23.89
Volume24,860 shs
Average Volume312,019 shs
Market Capitalization$1.55 billion
P/E Ratio35.53
Dividend Yield0.42%
Beta0.5
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Trucking, except local
Sub-IndustryTrucking
SectorTransportation
Current SymbolNASDAQ:HTLD
Previous Symbol
CUSIP42234710
Phone319-626-3600

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio2.65
Quick Ratio2.65

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio35.53
Forward P/E Ratio21.62
P/E Growth1.51

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$607.34 million
Price / Sales2.45
Cash Flow$1.6846 per share
Price / Cash Flow10.78
Book Value$6.90 per share
Price / Book2.63

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.51
Net Income$75.17 million
Net Margins14.11%
Return on Equity9.60%
Return on Assets6.98%

Miscellaneous

Employees3,800
Outstanding Shares81,930,000
Market Cap$1.55 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 Monday, November 19th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 3rd. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.

How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

Heartland Express announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Friday, May 11th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 17th. The transportation company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.02. The transportation company had revenue of $151.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $162.80 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 14.11% and a return on equity of 9.60%. Heartland Express's revenue was down 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.10 EPS. View Heartland Express' Earnings History.

When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?

Heartland Express is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Heartland Express' stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' stock price to reach $18.8333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Heartland Express.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Heartland Express?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 5 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Heartland Express.

Has Heartland Express been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about HTLD stock has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a news sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the transportation company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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)

Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders?

Heartland Express' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include American Century Companies Inc. (11.37%), BlackRock Inc. (8.36%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.69%), Vanguard Group Inc (5.69%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.59%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (2.41%). 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 institutional investors are selling Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Man Group plc, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse AG, Citadel Advisors LLC and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. 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 Franklin Resources Inc., Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, Phocas Financial Corp., BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc. and BBT Capital Management LLC. 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 $18.16.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.55 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.

What is Heartland Express' official website?

The official website for Heartland Express is http://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.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Heartland Express (NASDAQ HTLD)

Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  252 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  486 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  738
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 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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