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.

HTLF was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 60, implying a possible profit of 29.17 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 49, implying potential capital losses of 5.49 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

HTLF has an estimated earnings growth rate of -6.2 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HTLF is -2.44.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HTLF hit 52.65 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 35.02. Today's price is 32.64 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 11.78 percent. HTLF has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.