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 analyst gave a price target of 60, implying a possible profit of 29.17 percent. The lowest price target was 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of HTLF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -6.2 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of HTLF is -2.44.

In the last 52-weeks, HTLF has achieved a high of 52.65 and a low of 35.02. Currently the stock is 32.64 percent higher than its low, and 11.78 percent below the high. 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 market cap of HTLF is $1.38 billion. HTLF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.