NASDAQ:HTLD

Heartland Express Stock Forecast, Price & News

$16.23
+0.16 (+1.00 %)
(As of 09/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$16.07
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$16.07
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52-Week Range
$15.97
$20.46
Volume244,270 shs
Average Volume363,839 shs
Market Capitalization$1.29 billion
P/E Ratio18.03
Dividend Yield0.50%
Beta0.54
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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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2.62 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

29th out of 172 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

6th out of 18 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.2Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 4.2Valuation: 0.6 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 research 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 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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Heartland Express?

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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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Sunday, July, 18th. The transportation company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.26. The transportation company earned $154.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations 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% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $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 (WHO). Since then, HTLD stock has decreased by 4.7% and is now trading at $16.23.
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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, August 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, October 1st. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 31st.
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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 0.50%. 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 8.08% 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 of Directors has authorized 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. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Heartland Express' shares. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $25.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' share price to reach $21.17 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 30.4% 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 & 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.

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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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.18%), American Century Companies Inc. (9.54%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.44%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.81%), ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC (3.00%) and State Street Corp (2.47%). 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 institutional investors are selling Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deutsche Bank AG, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Invesco Ltd..
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Which institutional investors are buying Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Vanguard Group Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, and Millennium 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 $16.23.

How much money does Heartland Express make?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.29 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.

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.


This page was last updated on 9/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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