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

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$18.92 +0.04 (+0.21 %)
(As of 05/27/2019 03:06 AM ET)
Previous Close$18.92
Today's Range$18.64 - $19.08
52-Week Range$17.00 - $21.66
Volume212,408 shs
Average Volume385,174 shs
Market Capitalization$1.55 billion
P/E Ratio21.50
Dividend Yield0.42%
Beta0.75
Heartland Express, Inc., together with 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 truckload 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$2.0521 per share
Book Value$7.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$72.68 million

Miscellaneous

Employees3,450
Market Cap$1.55 billion
Next Earnings Date7/18/2019 (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 Wednesday, March 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, April 1st. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 21st. View Heartland Express' Dividend History.

How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work?

Heartland Express announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Friday, May 11th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter?

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) released its earnings results on Thursday, April, 18th. The transportation company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.02. The transportation company had revenue of $139.54 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $147.43 million. Heartland Express had a return on equity of 12.64% and a net margin of 12.91%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.16 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 Thursday, July 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express.

What price target have analysts set for HTLD?

5 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Heartland Express' stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' share price to reach $18.80 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.6%. 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?

Media coverage about HTLD stock has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a news impact score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the transportation company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

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), Continental Resources (CLR), Express (EXPR) and Southwest Airlines (LUV).

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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.80%), ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC (7.65%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.91%), Northern Trust Corp (0.82%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.78%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.54%). Company insiders that own Heartland Express stock include John P Cosaert, Kent Daryl Rigdon, Larry J Gordon, Michael John Sullivan and Tahira K Hira. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Heartland Express.

Which institutional investors are selling Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC, Dean Investment Associates LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc., Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, SEI Investments Co and US Bancorp DE. Company insiders that have sold Heartland Express company stock in the last year include Kent Daryl Rigdon and Larry J Gordon. View Insider Buying and Selling for Heartland Express.

Which institutional investors are buying Heartland Express stock?

HTLD stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maverick Capital Ltd., BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $18.92.

How big of a company is Heartland Express?

Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.55 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 3,450 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:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  284 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  532 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  816
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 5/27/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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