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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HTLF. The maximum price target given was 60, implying a possible profit of 29.17 percent. The lowest price target was 49, which equates to a potential downside of 5.49 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HTLF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -6.2 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. HTLF has a PEG ratio of -2.44.

HTLF has traded between a high of 52.65 and a low of 35.02 over the past year. Today's price is 32.64 percent above the 52-week low, and 11.78 percent below the 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 market cap of HTLF is $1.38 billion. HTLF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.