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NASDAQ:HTLD

Heartland Express - HTLD Stock Forecast, Price & News

$16.71
+0.10 (+0.60%)
(As of 12/2/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$16.36
$16.84
50-Day Range
$13.63
$16.74
52-Week Range
$12.78
$17.59
Volume
253,799 shs
Average Volume
299,498 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.32 billion
P/E Ratio
9.55
Dividend Yield
0.48%
Price Target
$15.83

Heartland Express MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
5.2% Downside
$15.83 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.11% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-5.72
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$28,560 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-34.83%
From $1.78 to $1.16 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

1.81 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

88th out of 123 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

9th 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.

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HTLD Stock News Headlines

Stifel Nicolaus Reaffirms Their Buy Rating on Heartland Express (HTLD)
Heartland Express Q3 Results Top Estimates
Heartland Express: Q3 Earnings Insights
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HTLD Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/14/2021
Ex-Dividend for 10/7 Dividend
9/26/2022
Dividend Payable
10/07/2022
Today
12/03/2022
Ex-Dividend for 12/19 Dividend
12/08/2022
Dividend Payable
12/19/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
1/19/2023

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
$15.83
High Stock Price Forecast
$18.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$13.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-5.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$79.28 million
Pretax Margin
24.60%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$607.28 million
Cash Flow
$2.34 per share
Book Value
$10.65 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
48,073,000
Market Cap
$1.32 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.58

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Michael J. Gerdin (Age 52)
    Chairman, Pres & CEO
    Comp: $797.9k
  • Mr. Christopher Alan Strain (Age 47)
    VP of Fin., Treasurer & CFO
    Comp: $276.19k
  • Mr. Kent Daryl Rigdon (Age 58)
    VP of Sales
    Comp: $289.94k
  • Mr. David Paul Millis (Age 62)
    Director & Pres of Millis Transfer
    Comp: $186.97k
  • Mr. Todd Allan Trimble (Age 51)
    VP of Midwestern Operations
  • Paul J. Rowland
    VP of Admin.
  • Mr. Joshua S. Helmich
    VP, Controller & Sec.













HTLD Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Heartland Express stock right now?

5 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, 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating 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 2023?

5 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Heartland Express' stock. Their HTLD share price forecasts range from $13.00 to $18.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $15.83 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.2%.
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How have HTLD shares performed in 2022?

Heartland Express' stock was trading at $16.82 at the beginning of the year. Since then, HTLD shares have decreased by 0.7% and is now trading at $16.71.
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Are investors shorting Heartland Express?

Heartland Express saw a decrease in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,440,000 shares, a decrease of 23.8% from the October 31st total of 1,890,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 330,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.4 days. Approximately 3.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Heartland Express' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 19th 2023.
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How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 14th. The transportation company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.01. The transportation company had revenue of $152.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $159.41 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 18.18% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.70%. The firm's revenue was down 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.25 earnings per share.

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

Heartland Express announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, December 19th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 8th.
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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 0.48%. 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 6.90% 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 declared that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Friday, August 20th 2021, which permits the company to repurchase 3,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.80%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.74%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.83%), State Street Corp (2.57%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.71%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.44%). Insiders that own company stock include Ann S Gerdin Revocable Trust, Brenda S Neville, David Paul Millis, James G Pratt, 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 $16.71.

How much money does Heartland Express make?

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) has a market capitalization of $1.32 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.

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 12/3/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff