American Century Companies Inc Increased Heartland Express Inc (NASDAQ:HTLD) Stake by $10.61 Million

August 12, 2018 - By Joseph Norton

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 12 investors sold HTLD shares while 39 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 47.84 million shares or 1.30% more from 47.22 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) or 1,570 shares. Ubs Oconnor Ltd Liability reported 0% stake. Lbmc Inv Limited Liability Company accumulated 22,923 shares. Blackrock has 0.01% invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 6.31M shares. Hills National Bank Tru has 84,540 shares. Wells Fargo & Co Mn stated it has 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Laurion Capital Limited Partnership stated it has 52,771 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt has invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 55,396 shares or 0% of the stock. 13,867 were reported by Mason Street Limited Liability. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 58,403 shares. First Tru Advsr Ltd Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 54,914 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 5,698 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Sei Com, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 123,497 shares.

Since May 17, 2018, it had 3 buys, and 0 insider sales for $705,963 activity. $667,220 worth of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) shares were bought by Hira Tahira K.

American Century Companies Inc increased its stake in Heartland Express Inc (NASDAQ:HTLD) by 6.33% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Century Companies Inc bought 589,580 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 9.90M shares of the transportation company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $183.70 million, up from 9.31 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Century Companies Inc who had been investing in Heartland Express Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.61 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.19% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $19.62. About 291,539 shares traded. Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has declined 4.23% since August 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.80% the S&P500.

American Century Companies Inc, which manages about $99.35 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) by 1.47 million shares to 5.63M shares, valued at $428.78M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) by 634,638 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 939,912 shares, and cut its stake in Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN).

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Heartland Express had 8 analyst reports since February 14, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, July 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, March 28. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, May 7 with “Underweight”. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, February 14. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, April 10. As per Tuesday, February 20, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley maintained Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) on Friday, April 6 with “Underweight” rating.

Heartland Express, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.61 billion. The firm primarily provides nationwide asset dry van truckload service for shippers from Washington to Florida and New England to California; and temperature-controlled transportation services. It has a 20.98 P/E ratio. It transports appliances, automotive parts, consumer products, paper products, packaged foodstuffs, and retail goods.

More news for Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Heartland Express, Inc. Reports Revenues and Earnings for the Second Quarter of 2018” on July 19, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “Earnings Wrap: A Big Quarter For Heartland; CP Survives Labor Disruptions” and published on July 20, 2018 is yet another important article.

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