Heartland Express Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.04 (+0.23 %)
(As of 08/3/2021 05:20 PM ET)
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Volume472,708 shs
Average Volume383,314 shs
Market Capitalization$1.36 billion
P/E Ratio18.98
Dividend Yield0.47%
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About Heartland Express

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 Heartland Express and Millis Transfer brand names. It provides traffic 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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Overall MarketRank

2.67 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

26th out of 169 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

7th out of 18 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 4.2Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Heartland Express a buy right now?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Heartland Express stock. 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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Are investors shorting Heartland Express?

Heartland Express saw a decline in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,390,000 shares, a decline of 20.6% from the June 30th total of 1,750,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 332,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.2 days. Approximately 2.9% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?

Heartland Express is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, October 15th 2021.
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How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) posted its quarterly earnings data on Sunday, July, 18th. The transportation company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.26. The transportation company earned $154.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $165.27 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 11.66% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.01%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.24 EPS.
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How has Heartland Express' stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Heartland Express' stock was trading at $17.03 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, HTLD stock has increased by 0.3% and is now trading at $17.08.
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How often does Heartland Express pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Heartland Express?

Heartland Express announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 21st will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Thursday, July 1st. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.47%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 18th.
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Is Heartland Express a good dividend stock?

Heartland Express pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.47%. Heartland Express does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Heartland Express is 9.20%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Heartland Express will have a dividend payout ratio of 7.77% next year. This indicates that Heartland Express will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

6 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Heartland Express' stock. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $25.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' stock price to reach $21.17 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 23.9% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Heartland Express' key executives?

Heartland Express' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Michael J. Gerdin, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 51, Pay $820.75k)
  • Mr. Christopher Alan Strain, VP of Fin., Treasurer, CFO & Sec. (Age 46, Pay $266.88k)
  • Mr. Kent Daryl Rigdon, VP of Sales (Age 57, Pay $276.35k)
  • Mr. Jo A. Borden, VP of HR & Risk Management (Age 68, Pay $252.62k)
  • Mr. David Paul Millis, Director & Pres of Millis Transfer (Age 61, Pay $187.71k)
  • Mr. Todd Allan Trimble, VP of Midwestern Operations (Age 50)
  • Paul J. Rowland, VP of Admin.
  • Joshua S. Helmich, VP & Controller

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

124 employees have rated Heartland Express CEO Michael Gerdin on Michael Gerdin has an approval rating of 69% among Heartland Express' employees.

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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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Granite Investment Partners LLC (0.23%), Hills Bank & Trust Co (0.10%), Ziegler Capital Management LLC (0.09%), Exchange Traded Concepts LLC (0.07%), Lesa Sroufe & Co (0.07%) and New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.05%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express 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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Which institutional investors are selling Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including New York State Common Retirement Fund, and Hills Bank & Trust Co.
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Which institutional investors are buying Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lesa Sroufe & Co, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Victory Capital Management Inc., Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd., Granite Investment Partners LLC, Arizona State Retirement System, and Ziegler Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Heartland Express stock in the last two years include Brenda S Neville, David Paul Millis, James G Pratt, and Michael John Sullivan.
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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 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 $17.08.

How much money does Heartland Express make?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.36 billion and generates $645.26 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $70.81 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.87 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Heartland Express have?

Heartland Express employs 3,780 workers across the globe.

What is Heartland Express' official website?

The official website for Heartland Express is

Where are Heartland Express' headquarters?

Heartland Express is headquartered at 901 NORTH KANSAS AVENUE, NORTH LIBERTY IA, 52317.

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.

This page was last updated on 8/3/2021 by Staff
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