Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD – Get Rating) had its price target hoisted by UBS Group to $16.00 in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, Stock Target Advisor reports.
HTLD has been the subject of several other research reports. Stephens cut their target price on Heartland Express from $18.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Friday, April 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on Heartland Express from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 8th. Finally, StockNews.com upgraded Heartland Express from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th.Get Heartland Express alerts:
Heartland Express Stock Up 3.7 %
Shares of HTLD opened at $15.31 on Tuesday. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $14.10 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $14.27. The stock has a market cap of $1.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.72 and a beta of 0.49. Heartland Express has a 52 week low of $12.78 and a 52 week high of $17.88.Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD – Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The transportation company reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.72. The business had revenue of $187.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $164.27 million. Heartland Express had a return on equity of 11.27% and a net margin of 13.58%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 21.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.26 earnings per share . On average, equities analysts anticipate that Heartland Express will post 0.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Heartland Express Announces Dividend
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 7th. Investors of record on Monday, June 27th were paid a dividend of $0.02 per share. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 24th. Heartland Express's payout ratio is presently 7.69%.
Hedge Funds Weigh In On Heartland Express
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. CWM LLC lifted its stake in shares of Heartland Express by 148.9% in the 1st quarter. CWM LLC now owns 1,859 shares of the transportation company's stock valued at $26,000 after purchasing an additional 1,112 shares during the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Heartland Express by 353.9% during the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,973 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $42,000 after acquiring an additional 2,318 shares during the last quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Heartland Express by 28.1% during the 4th quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 3,256 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $55,000 after acquiring an additional 715 shares during the last quarter. KBC Group NV bought a new stake in shares of Heartland Express during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $46,000. Finally, Signaturefd LLC lifted its stake in shares of Heartland Express by 135.0% during the 1st quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 3,649 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $51,000 after acquiring an additional 2,096 shares during the last quarter. 54.82% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Heartland Express Company Profile
Heartland Express, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier in the United States and Canada. It 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.
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