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

Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD): $14.72

0.07 (+0.48%)

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  • HTLD scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 77.05% of US stocks.
  • HTLD's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • HTLD ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 31st percentile.

HTLD Stock Summary

  • HTLD's went public 32.55 years ago, making it older than 85.49% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • 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.
  • The volatility of HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC's share price is greater than that of only 9.78% 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 CNNE, SGU, GL, CNA, and FRFHF.
  • HTLD's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit HEARTLAND EXPRESS INC's official web site, go to www.heartlandexpress.com.

HTLD Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, HTLD's price/earnings ratio is 51.06% lower, now standing at 8.1.
  • Over the past 243 months, HTLD's price/sales ratio has gone down 1.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for HTLD.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
HTLD 2022-09-26 1.7 1.4 8.1 5.4
HTLD 2022-09-23 1.8 1.4 8.1 5.4
HTLD 2022-09-22 1.8 1.4 8.1 5.5
HTLD 2022-09-21 1.8 1.4 8.2 5.5
HTLD 2022-09-20 1.7 1.4 8.0 5.4
HTLD 2022-09-19 1.8 1.4 8.3 5.6

HTLD Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 191.49%.
  • The year over year price growth rate now stands at -26.17%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -3.29%.
HTLD's revenue has moved up $63,259,000 over the prior 33 months.

The table below shows HTLD's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 639.85 119.151 138.482
2022-03-31 606.157 125.579 82.318
2021-12-31 607.284 123.418 79.277
2021-09-30 614.931 141.557 76.614
2021-06-30 624.601 157.867 72.862
2021-03-31 631.346 174.225 71.302

HTLD's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • HTLD has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 80.98% of graded US stocks.
  • HTLD's asset turnover comes in at 0.645 -- ranking 38th of 137 Transportation stocks.
  • DAC, KNOP, and HUBG are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with HTLD.

The table below shows HTLD's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.645 0.802 0.198
2021-06-30 0.654 0.809 0.176
2021-03-31 0.666 0.818 0.167
2020-12-31 0.687 0.817 0.161
2020-09-30 0.709 0.803 0.152
2020-06-30 0.696 0.792 0.152

HTLD Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of HTLD, see our HTLD price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $19.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.89 (Hold)

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HTLD Price/Volume Stats

Current price $14.72 52-week high $17.88
Prev. close $14.65 52-week low $12.78
Day low $14.58 Volume 365,400
Day high $15.08 Avg. volume 283,881
50-day MA $15.23 Dividend yield 0.55%
200-day MA $14.67 Market Cap 1.16B

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.

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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.

Trucking Stocks Race Up Rankings As Stock Market Correction Deepens

As the stock market correction deepens, trucking stocks like Covenant, Marten, Heartland Express and Knight-Swift are holding up well.

Yahoo | September 30, 2022

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) investors are sitting on a loss of 38% if they invested five years ago

Ideally, your overall portfolio should beat the market average. But in any portfolio, there will be mixed results...

Yahoo | September 28, 2022

Heartland Express, Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Heartland Express, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTLD) announced today the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend. The $0.02 per share dividend will be paid on October 7, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 27, 2022. We currently estimate that a total of approximately $1.6 million will be paid on the Company's 79.0 million shares of common stock. This is the Company's seventy-seventh con

Yahoo | September 16, 2022

3 Transportation Stocks That Deserve a Spot on Any Watchlist

With the Zacks Transportation Sector carrying such a favorable rank, let's look at three highly-ranked stocks in the realm.

Yahoo | September 8, 2022

After Plunging 10% in 4 Weeks, Here's Why the Trend Might Reverse for Heartland Express (HTLD)

The heavy selling pressure might have exhausted for Heartland Express (HTLD) as it is technically in oversold territory now. In addition to this technical measure, strong agreement among Wall Street analysts in revising earnings estimates higher indicates that the stock is ripe for a trend reversal.

Yahoo | September 7, 2022

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HTLD Price Returns

1-mo 1.38%
3-mo 5.22%
6-mo 13.91%
1-year -9.31%
3-year -27.58%
5-year -35.48%
YTD -12.11%
2021 -3.89%
2020 -13.65%
2019 15.49%
2018 -21.28%
2017 15.06%

HTLD Dividends

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Continue Researching HTLD

Here are a few links from around the web to help you further your research on Heartland Express Inc's stock as an investment opportunity:

Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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