Discussion stirs around Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) this week; here is what analysts are saying.

September 14, 2018 - By Elizabeth Jones

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q2 2018. Its down 0.06, from 1.35 in 2018Q1. It worsened, as 15 investors sold Heartland Express, Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 46.79 million shares or 2.19% less from 47.84 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
25,752 are held by Aperio Group Lc. Hills Bancorporation And Tru, Iowa-based fund reported 84,685 shares. Dean reported 83,530 shares or 1.02% of all its holdings. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 12,708 shares. Illinois-based Zacks Invest has invested 0.04% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Blackrock Inc reported 0.01% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Parametric Associates Limited Liability Corp invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 36,099 shares. Piedmont Invest Advisors Ltd holds 11,463 shares. Voya Management Limited Liability Corp invested in 19,577 shares or 0% of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership reported 2.79 million shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue, Alaska-based fund reported 16,226 shares. Jefferies Gru Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Neville Rodie Shaw, a New York-based fund reported 192,930 shares. 108,168 were reported by First Advisors Lp.

Since May 17, 2018, it had 3 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $705,963 activity. Shares for $29,324 were bought by Sullivan Michael John on Tuesday, July 31.

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

Among 4 analysts covering Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Heartland Express had 6 analyst reports since March 28, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, April 6. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Tuesday, April 10. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, April 6. As per Monday, May 7, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 28 by Stephens. Morgan Stanley maintained Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) on Monday, July 23 with “Underweight” rating. Below is a list of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) latest ratings and price target changes.

23/07/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $14 New Target: $15 Maintain
07/05/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $15 New Target: $14 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0000 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $17 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $16 New Target: $15 Maintain
28/03/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0000 Maintain

The stock increased 1.40% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $21.04. About 26,775 shares traded. Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has declined 8.07% since September 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.69% the S&P500.

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 $1.72 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 22.5 P/E ratio. It transports appliances, automotive parts, consumer products, paper products, packaged foodstuffs, and retail goods.

More important recent Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Ciena, Corium International, Regulus Therapeutics …” on August 22, 2018, also Investorplace.com published article titled: “7 Trucking Stocks to Buy as Retail Markets Shift Into Higher Gear”, Nasdaq.com published: “Heartland Express Inc. Earns Carrier of the Year and Platinum Award for On-Time Service From Fedex Express” on August 31, 2018. More interesting news about Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Heartland Express, Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend” with publication date: September 11, 2018.

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) Institutional Positions Chart

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