Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD): Price and Financial Metrics

Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD)

Today's Latest Price: $18.82 USD

0.26 (-1.36%)

Updated Sep 29 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank

Industry Rank:

Ranked of 19 in Trucking Freight

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HTLD Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Heartland Express Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 2.44% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For HTLD, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by only 0.32% of US equities we're observing.
  • The volatility of Heartland Express Inc's share price is greater than that of merely 1.01% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Heartland Express Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be PHX, PTVCB, XEC, FANG, and SNDR.
  • Visit HTLD's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.heartlandexpress.com.
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HTLD Price/Volume Stats

Current price $18.82 52-week high $22.75
Prev. close $19.08 52-week low $15.65
Day low $18.74 Volume 811,567
Day high $19.15 Avg. volume 380,938
50-day MA $20.22 Dividend yield 0.42%
200-day MA $19.89 Market Cap 1.53B

Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Company Bio

Heartland Express operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier of general commodities in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in North Liberty, Iowa.

HTLD Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$18.82$4.42 -77%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Heartland Express Inc. To summarize, we found that Heartland Express Inc ranked in the 17th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Heartland Express Inc ended up being:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.43 years, is -0.02% -- higher than merely 22.29% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • HTLD's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 59.78% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Industrials), Heartland Express Inc has a reliance on debt greater than just 0% of them.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as HTLD, try TEX, ACM, DESP, FDX, and RTX.

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Latest HTLD News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Heartland Express Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate HTLD as an investment opportunity.

Heartland Express declares $0.02 dividend

Heartland Express (HTLD) declares $0.02/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.Forward yield 0.39%Payable Oct. 1; for shareholders of record Sept. 21; ex-div Sept. 18.See HTLD Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth....

Seeking Alpha | September 11, 2020

Unpleasant Surprises Could Be In Store For Heartland Express, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:HTLD) Shares

When close to half the companies in the United States have price-to-earnings ratios (or "P/E's") below 17x, you may...

Yahoo | July 24, 2020

Heartland Express prices secondary stock offering at $20.50

Heartland Express (HTLD) announces an agreement subject to which an underwriter has agreed to purchase 3,260,870 shares of Company's common stock from a selling stockholder, at $20.50/share.Underwriters' over-allotment is an additional 489,130 shares.Heartland will not receive any proceeds from the offering.Previously: Heartland Express founding family to sell sizable stake (July 21)...

Seeking Alpha | July 22, 2020

Heartland Express Announces Pricing of Secondary Public Offering of Common Stock

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, July 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Express, Inc. (“Heartland”) (NASDAQ: HTLD) today announced an agreement pursuant to which an underwriter has agreed to purchase 3,260,870 shares of Heartland’s common stock from a selling stockholder, which will be offered to the public at a price per share of $20.50.  In addition, the underwriter has a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 489,130 shares of common stock from the selling stockholder. Heartland will not receive any proceeds from the offering. Morgan Stanley is the underwriter for the offering. The shares are being offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”). The offering is being made only by means of a prospectu...

Yahoo | July 21, 2020

Heartland Express, Inc. Announces Public Secondary Offering

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, July 21, 2020 -- Heartland Express, Inc. (“Heartland”) (Nasdaq: HTLD) announced today a public secondary offering of its common stock by a family trust.

Yahoo | July 21, 2020

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HTLD Price Returns

1-mo -8.92%
3-mo -9.21%
6-mo 4.53%
1-year -9.75%
3-year -24.05%
5-year -6.50%
YTD -10.31%
2019 15.49%
2018 -21.28%
2017 15.06%
2016 20.12%
2015 -36.74%

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