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.

Several price targets were given for HTLD by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 23, implying a possible profit of 9.26 percent. The minimum price target given was 17, implying potential capital losses of -19.24 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2.78 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.78 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.71 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HTLD to grow at a rate of 0.29 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. HTLD has a PEG ratio of 106.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HTLD hit 22.69 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 17.06. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.39 percent, and 7.23 percent below the high. 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 market cap of HTLD is $1.81 billion. HTLD is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.