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Heartland Express (HTLD) Competitors

$11.67
-0.07 (-0.60%)
(As of 06/14/2024 ET)

HTLD vs. ULH, CVLG, USX, WERN, MRTN, HTZ, FRPH, ODFL, JBHT, and UHAL

Should you be buying Heartland Express stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Heartland Express include Universal Logistics (ULH), Covenant Logistics Group (CVLG), U.S. Xpress Enterprises (USX), Werner Enterprises (WERN), Marten Transport (MRTN), Hertz Global (HTZ), FRP (FRPH), Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL), J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT), and U-Haul (UHAL).

Heartland Express vs.

Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) and Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, community ranking, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, media sentiment and institutional ownership.

25.5% of Universal Logistics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.5% of Heartland Express shares are owned by institutional investors. 73.4% of Universal Logistics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 39.6% of Heartland Express shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Universal Logistics has higher revenue and earnings than Heartland Express. Heartland Express is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Universal Logistics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Universal Logistics$1.66B0.62$92.90M$4.588.61
Heartland Express$1.21B0.76$14.77M-$0.17-68.65

Universal Logistics pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Heartland Express pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Universal Logistics pays out 9.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Heartland Express pays out -47.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Universal Logistics has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Heartland Express has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Heartland Express received 82 more outperform votes than Universal Logistics when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 59.60% of users gave Universal Logistics an outperform vote while only 49.03% of users gave Heartland Express an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Universal LogisticsOutperform Votes
270
59.60%
Underperform Votes
183
40.40%
Heartland ExpressOutperform Votes
352
49.03%
Underperform Votes
366
50.97%

Universal Logistics currently has a consensus price target of $46.00, indicating a potential upside of 16.63%. Heartland Express has a consensus price target of $13.25, indicating a potential upside of 13.54%. Given Heartland Express' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Universal Logistics is more favorable than Heartland Express.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Logistics
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Heartland Express
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.75

Universal Logistics has a net margin of 7.02% compared to Universal Logistics' net margin of -1.13%. Heartland Express' return on equity of 22.78% beat Universal Logistics' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Logistics7.02% 22.78% 9.39%
Heartland Express -1.13%-1.50%-0.84%

In the previous week, Heartland Express had 4 more articles in the media than Universal Logistics. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for Heartland Express and 4 mentions for Universal Logistics. Heartland Express' average media sentiment score of 0.96 equaled Universal Logistics'average media sentiment score.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Universal Logistics
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Heartland Express
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Universal Logistics beats Heartland Express on 13 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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HTLD vs. The Competition

MetricHeartland ExpressTrucking, except local IndustryTransportation SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$922.51M$6.20B$9.83B$8.41B
Dividend Yield0.68%1.04%4.01%4.05%
P/E Ratio-68.6519.5918.5314.14
Price / Sales0.761.4122.9288.09
Price / Cash4.329.5315.5031.18
Price / Book1.072.992.004.22
Net Income$14.77M$258.86M$660.29M$216.31M
7 Day Performance1.66%-1.40%-3.68%-0.47%
1 Month Performance2.10%-4.29%-4.53%-2.38%
1 Year Performance-28.54%-3.59%9.31%2.12%

Heartland Express Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ULH
Universal Logistics
2.726 of 5 stars
$40.82
-1.0%
$46.00
+12.7%
+31.6%$1.07B$1.66B8.919,311Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
CVLG
Covenant Logistics Group
4.7971 of 5 stars
$48.15
-1.1%
$68.67
+42.6%
+20.5%$629.32M$1.10B15.434,600Short Interest ↓
USX
U.S. Xpress Enterprises
0 of 5 stars
$6.14
flat
N/A+0.3%$322.84M$2.16B-5.439,397High Trading Volume
WERN
Werner Enterprises
3.682 of 5 stars
$37.10
-0.6%
$40.08
+8.0%
-17.9%$2.35B$3.28B28.329,929Analyst Downgrade
MRTN
Marten Transport
4.6078 of 5 stars
$17.74
-1.6%
$22.00
+24.0%
-22.0%$1.44B$1.13B24.994,213Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
HTZ
Hertz Global
2.4787 of 5 stars
$3.52
-3.6%
$8.38
+137.9%
-81.7%$1.08B$9.37B-9.0327,000Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
FRPH
FRP
0.7994 of 5 stars
$29.68
-0.8%
N/A-0.5%$564.51M$41.51M94.2315Positive News
Gap Up
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line
3.897 of 5 stars
$171.83
+0.4%
$206.35
+20.1%
+7.7%$37.34B$5.87B30.2522,902Analyst Forecast
JBHT
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
4.8473 of 5 stars
$160.37
-1.0%
$192.76
+20.2%
-9.8%$16.55B$12.83B25.468,756Positive News
UHAL
U-Haul
0 of 5 stars
$62.88
-0.6%
N/A+17.4%$12.33B$5.63B20.6834,300Gap Up

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This page (NASDAQ:HTLD) was last updated on 6/15/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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