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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HTLD. The most optimistic price target was 23, implying potential capital gains of 9.26 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 17, which equates to a potential downside of -19.24 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.78 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.78 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.71 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HTLD is 106.48.

In the last 52-weeks, HTLD has achieved a high of 22.69 and a low of 17.06. Today's price is 23.39 percent above the 52-week low, and 7.23 percent below the high. HTLD has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.