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NASDAQ:HTLD

Heartland Express Stock Forecast, Price & News

$16.17
+0.34 (+2.15%)
(As of 01/20/2022 11:11 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$15.91
$16.26
50-Day Range
$15.83
$17.71
52-Week Range
$15.55
$20.24
Volume
726 shs
Average Volume
188,643 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.28 billion
P/E Ratio
16.84
Dividend Yield
0.51%
Beta
0.5
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About Heartland Express

Heartland Express, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of short-to-medium haul truckload carrier services. It offers long haul truckload and regional truckload transportation. The company was founded by Russell A. Gerdin in 1978 and is headquartered in North Liberty, IA.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Trucking, except local
Sub-Industry
Trucking
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:HTLD
CUSIP
42234710
Employees
3,780
Year Founded
1978

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$645.26 million
Cash Flow
$2.29 per share
Book Value
$8.96 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$70.81 million
Pretax Margin
16.80%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
48,053,000
Market Cap
$1.28 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/14/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/17 Dividend
12/06/2021
Dividend Payable
12/17/2021
Today
1/20/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

1.95 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

93rd out of 172 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

14th out of 18 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Heartland Express a buy right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research 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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How has Heartland Express' stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Heartland Express' stock was trading at $17.03 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HTLD shares have decreased by 5.0% and is now trading at $16.17.
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Are investors shorting Heartland Express?

Heartland Express saw a decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totaling 965,600 shares, a decline of 25.7% from the November 30th total of 1,300,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 319,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.0 days. Currently, 2.1% of the company's stock are sold short.
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How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 14th. The transportation company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01. The transportation company had revenue of $152.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $159.41 million. Heartland Express had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.58% and a net margin of 12.46%. Heartland Express's revenue was down 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.25 earnings per share.
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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 Monday, November 22nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, December 17th. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 6th.
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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 0.51%. The dividend payout ratio of Heartland Express is 8.33%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Heartland Express will have a dividend payout ratio of 8.16% next year. This indicates that Heartland Express will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

Heartland Express announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Friday, August 20th 2021, which permits the company to buyback 3,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

5 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Heartland Express' shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' stock price to reach $19.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.0% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Heartland Express' key executives?

Heartland Express' management team includes the following people:
  • Michael J. Gerdin, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Todd A. Trimble, Vice President-Southern Operations
  • Christopher A. Strain, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer, VP & Controller
  • Kris Eric Eickman, Vice President-Information Technology
  • Kent D. Rigdon, Vice President-Sales

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

124 employees have rated Heartland Express CEO Michael Gerdin on Glassdoor.com. Michael Gerdin has an approval rating of 69% among Heartland Express' 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 Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.14%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%) and Parallel Advisors LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express 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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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., Parallel Advisors LLC, and State of Alaska Department of Revenue.
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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 $16.17.

How much money does Heartland Express make?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.28 billion and generates $645.26 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $70.81 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.96 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Heartland Express have?

Heartland Express employs 3,780 workers across the globe.

When was Heartland Express founded?

Heartland Express was founded in 1978.

What is Heartland Express' official website?

The official website for Heartland Express is www.heartlandexpress.com.

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 or via fax at 319-626-3311.


This page was last updated on 1/20/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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