Analyst Ratings for Heartland Express Inc. (HTLD)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Heartland Express Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) was awarded an average rating of Underweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, HTLD received an average rating of Underweight.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 6 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HTLD. The most optimistic price target was 23, implying a possible profit of 9.26 percent. The lowest price target was 17, implying a possible loss of -19.24 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.78 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 2.78 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.71 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

HTLD has an estimated earnings growth rate of 0.29 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HTLD is 106.48.

HTLD has traded between a high of 22.69 and a low of 17.06 over the past year. Currently the stock is 23.39 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 7.23 percent. HTLD has a P/E ratio of 30.88. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HTLD value stock report compares HTLD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion. HTLD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.