Analyst Ratings for Heartland Financial USA Inc. (HTLF)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Heartland Financial USA Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, HTLF was issued an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared HTLF a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HTLF. The most optimistic price target was 60, implying potential capital gains of 29.17 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 49, implying a possible loss of 5.49 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HTLF to grow at a rate of -6.2 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HTLF has a PEG ratio of -2.44.

In the last 52-weeks, HTLF has achieved a high of 52.65 and a low of 35.02. Today's price is 32.64 percent above the 52-week low, and 11.78 percent lower than its 52-week high. HTLF has a price/earnings ratio of 15.13. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HTLF value stock report compares HTLF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.38 billion. HTLF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.