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

$19.37
-0.64 (-3.20 %)
(As of 08/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$19.32
Now: $19.37
$19.96
50-Day Range
$17.66
MA: $19.39
$20.23
52-Week Range
$17.00
Now: $19.37
$21.51
Volume143,471 shs
Average Volume354,485 shs
Market Capitalization$1.59 billion
P/E Ratio22.01
Dividend Yield0.40%
Beta0.79
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. It primarily transports appliances, automotive parts, consumer products, paper products, packaged foodstuffs, and retail goods. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Trucking, except local
Sub-IndustryTrucking
SectorTransportation
Current SymbolNASDAQ:HTLD
CUSIP42234710
Phone319-626-3600

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$610.80 million
Cash Flow$2.0563 per share
Book Value$7.97 per share

Profitability

Net Income$72.68 million

Miscellaneous

Employees3,450
Market Cap$1.59 billion
Next Earnings Date10/16/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 11th. Investors of record on Friday, June 21st will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, July 1st. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 20th. 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 permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 18th. The transportation company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.03. The transportation company had revenue of $142.14 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $144.93 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 14.00% and a return on equity of 13.01%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.22 earnings per share. View Heartland Express' Earnings History.

When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?

Heartland Express is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 16th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Heartland Express' shares. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' share price to reach $20.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Heartland Express.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Heartland Express?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 3 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 stories about HTLD stock have trended positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a news sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the transportation company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Heartland Express.

Are investors shorting Heartland Express?

Heartland Express saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,208,400 shares, a drop of 5.0% from the June 30th total of 3,378,300 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 413,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.8 days. Currently, 7.0% of the company's shares are sold short. View Heartland Express' Current Options Chain.

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 (ATH), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW), Continental Resources (CLR), Express (EXPR) and Southwest Airlines (LUV).

Who are Heartland Express' key executives?

Heartland Express' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael J. Gerdin, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 49)
  • Mr. Christopher Alan Strain, VP of Fin., Treasurer, CFO & Sec. (Age 44)
  • Mr. Todd Allan Trimble, VP of Midwestern Operations (Age 48)
  • Mr. Kent Daryl Rigdon, VP of Sales (Age 55)
  • Mr. K. Eric Eickman, VP of Information Technology (Age 47)

Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders?

Heartland Express' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.62%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.62%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.32%), Invesco Ltd. (0.99%), Northern Trust Corp (0.83%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.79%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include John P Cosaert, Kent Daryl Rigdon, 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 Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp DE, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, GW&K Investment Management LLC, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Heartland Express company stock in the last year include Kent Daryl Rigdon and Larry J Gordon. View Insider Buying and Selling for Heartland Express.

Which major investors are buying Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Invesco Ltd., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group Inc., Man Group plc and Citadel Advisors 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 $19.37.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.59 billion and generates $610.80 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $72.68 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.88 on an earnings per share basis. Heartland Express employs 3,450 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Heartland Express.

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:  293 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  553 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  846
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 8/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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