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

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$18.30 +0.31 (+1.72 %)
(As of 07/18/2018 08:29 AM ET)
Previous Close$17.99
Today's Range$17.91 - $18.43
52-Week Range$17.38 - $25.22
Volume670,243 shs
Average Volume446,145 shs
Market Capitalization$1.48 billion
P/E Ratio35.88
Dividend Yield0.44%
Beta0.66
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

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

Debt

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

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio35.88
Forward P/E Ratio25.42
P/E Growth1.67

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$607.34 million
Price / Sales2.48
Cash Flow$1.7871 per share
Price / Cash10.24
Book Value$6.90 per share
Price / Book2.65

Profitability

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

Miscellaneous

Employees3,800
Outstanding Shares82,310,000
Market Cap$1,480.79

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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 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.

How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

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

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 25th. The transportation company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' 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 net margin of 11.75% and a return on equity of 7.49%. 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 price objectives for Heartland Express' stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $26.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' share price to reach $20.2857 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Heartland Express.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Heartland Express?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 5 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

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 trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.01 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are Heartland Express' major shareholders?

Heartland Express' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.23%) and Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB (0.01%). 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 Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc.. 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 Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB. 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 $18.30.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.48 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 (NASDAQ HTLD)

Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  199 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  426 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  625
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 7/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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