NASDAQ:HTLD - Heartland Express Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $19.95 +0.37 (+1.89 %) (As of 01/20/2019 09:53 AM ET)Previous Close$19.95Today's Range$19.58 - $20.0652-Week Range$17.00 - $23.78Volume311,677 shsAverage Volume316,157 shsMarket Capitalization$1.63 billionP/E Ratio29.34Dividend Yield0.40%Beta0.6 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive HTLD News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HTLD and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Trucking, except local Sub-IndustryTrucking SectorTransportation Current SymbolNASDAQ:HTLD Previous Symbol CUSIP42234710 Webwww.heartlandexpress.com Phone319-626-3600Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.65 Quick Ratio2.65Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio29.34 Forward P/E Ratio23.75 P/E Growth1.42 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$607.34 million Price / Sales2.69 Cash Flow$1.7562 per share Price / Cash Flow11.36 Book Value$6.90 per share Price / Book2.89Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.51 Net Income$75.17 million Net Margins14.11% Return on Equity9.60% Return on Assets6.98%Miscellaneous Employees3,800 Outstanding Shares81,930,000Market Cap$1.63 billion 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 19th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 3rd. View Heartland Express' Dividend History. How will Heartland Express' stock buyback program work? Heartland Express announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Friday, May 11th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Heartland Express' earnings last quarter? Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 17th. The transportation company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.02. The transportation company had revenue of $151.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $162.80 million. Heartland Express had a net margin of 14.11% and a return on equity of 9.60%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.10 EPS. View Heartland Express' Earnings History. When is Heartland Express' next earnings date? Heartland Express is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Heartland Express. What price target have analysts set for HTLD? 7 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Heartland Express' stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Heartland Express' share price to reach $18.8333 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for Heartland Express. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Heartland Express? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Heartland Express in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 5 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 stories about HTLD stock have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a daily sentiment score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage 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 company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Heartland Express' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Heartland Express include Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX), Landstar System (LSTR), Schneider National (SNDR), Werner Enterprises (WERN), Saia (SAIA), Marten Transport (MRTN), ArcBest (ARCB), Universal Logistics (ULH), Covenant Transportation Group (CVTI), P.A.M. Transportation Services (PTSI), YRC Worldwide (YRCW), USA Truck (USAK), Celadon Group (CGIP), Celadon Group (CGI) and US Xpress Enterprises (USX). 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.22%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.02%). 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 Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 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 $19.95. How big of a company is Heartland Express? Heartland Express has a market capitalization of $1.63 billion and generates $607.34 million in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $75.17 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.51 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: 1.7 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 261 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 494 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 755MarketBeat'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 1/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What kind of dividend yield to CEF's pay?