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How to buy Heartland Express stock

Learn how to easily invest in Heartland Express stock.

Heartland Express is a trucking business based in the US. Heartland Express shares (HTLD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Heartland Express employs 3,180 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $761.2 million.

How to buy Heartland Express stock

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  3. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol – HTLD. It's that simple.

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Heartland Express stock price (NASDAQ: HTLD)

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Heartland Express shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-26.
Latest market close$16.63
52-week range$12.73 - $17.32
50-day moving average $16.15
200-day moving average $14.90
Wall St. target price$16.86
PE ratio 9.5682
Dividend yield $0.08 (0.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.76

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Heartland Express price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.63 from 2023-01-27

1 week (2023-01-23) -1.66%
1 month (2022-12-28) 8.41%
3 months (2022-10-27) 12.75%
6 months (2022-07-29) 4.72%
1 year (2022-01-28) 12.75%
2 years (2021-01-29) -11.40%
3 years (2020-01-30) 19.1
5 years (2018-01-30) 22.57

Is Heartland Express stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Heartland Express stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Heartland Express's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Heartland Express's P/E ratio

Heartland Express's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Heartland Express shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Heartland Express's PEG ratio

Heartland Express's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.23. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Heartland Express's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Heartland Express's EBITDA

Heartland Express's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $194.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Heartland Express's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Heartland Express financials

Revenue TTM $761.2 million
Operating margin TTM 11.27%
Gross profit TTM $227.9 million
Return on assets TTM 4.03%
Return on equity TTM 17.86%
Profit margin 18.19%
Book value $10.65
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Heartland Express share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 7.34% of net profits

Recently Heartland Express has paid out, on average, around 7.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Heartland Express shareholders could enjoy a 0.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Heartland Express's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.

While Heartland Express's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Heartland Express is investing more in its future growth.

Heartland Express's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Heartland Express's shares ever split?

Heartland Express's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 15 May 2006. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Heartland Express shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Heartland Express shares which in turn could have impacted Heartland Express's share price.

Heartland Express share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Heartland Express's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.7277 up to $17.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HTLD.US volatility(beta: 0.61)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Heartland Express's is 0.6087. This would suggest that Heartland Express's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Heartland Express overview

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. The company offers its services under the Heartland Express and Millis Transfer brand names. It primarily serves retailers and manufacturers in consumer goods, appliances, food products, and automotive industries. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Heartland Express is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 43.797% of Heartland Express shares are held by insiders and 57.067% by institutions.
How many people work for Heartland Express?
Latest data suggests 3,180 work at Heartland Express.
When does the fiscal year end for Heartland Express?
Heartland Express's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Heartland Express based?
Heartland Express's address is: 901 Heartland Way, North Liberty, IA, United States, 52317
What is Heartland Express's ISIN number?
Heartland Express's international securities identification number is: US4223471040
What is Heartland Express's CUSIP number?
Heartland Express's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 422347104

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