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

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$20.75 -0.20 (-0.95 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 11:07 AM ET)
Previous Close$20.95
Today's Range$20.68 - $21.03
52-Week Range$17.00 - $21.66
Volume878 shs
Average Volume328,941 shs
Market Capitalization$1.70 billion
P/E Ratio23.58
Dividend Yield0.38%
Beta0.73
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

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$1.7234 per share
Book Value$6.90 per share

Profitability

Net Income$72.68 million

Miscellaneous

Employees3,800
Market Cap$1.70 billion
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated)
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 19th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 4th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.39%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 3rd. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.

How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

Heartland Express announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Friday, May 11th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs 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 data on Tuesday, January, 22nd. The transportation company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.03. The transportation company earned $147 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $152.69 million. Heartland Express had a return on equity of 12.38% and a net margin of 11.90%. Heartland Express's revenue for the quarter was down 11.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.07 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, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

5 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Heartland Express' stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate Heartland Express' share price to reach $18.60 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.9%. View Analyst Price Targets for Heartland Express.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Heartland Express?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 4 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?

News headlines about HTLD stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the transportation company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

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), Express (EXPR), Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Micron Technology (MU).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.45%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.69%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (1.41%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.38%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (1.28%) and Bank of America Corp DE (0.78%). 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 Standard Life Aberdeen plc, GW&K Investment Management LLC, Hsbc Holdings PLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Zacks Investment Management and Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc.. 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 Dean Investment Associates LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Rafferty Asset Management LLC, Rhumbline Advisers and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. 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 $20.64.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.69 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 3,800 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:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  273 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  506 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  779
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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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