Recent Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Heartland Financial USA (HTLF)

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ: HTLF) in the last few weeks:

  • 1/9/2018 – Heartland Financial USA had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc.. They now have a $58.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 1/9/2018 – Heartland Financial USA was downgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • 1/5/2018 – Heartland Financial USA was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 12/31/2017 – Heartland Financial USA was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 12/19/2017 – Heartland Financial USA was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $61.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a multi-bank holding company operating through bank subsidiaries in the states of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and New Mexico and a federal savings bank subsidiary in Iowa. The Bank Subsidiaries provide full-service retail banking. Deposit products include checking and other demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts and other time deposits. Loans include commercial and industrial, agricultural, real estate mortgage, consumer, home equity, credit cards and lines of credit. “
  • 12/18/2017 – Heartland Financial USA was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 12/14/2017 – Heartland Financial USA had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/13/2017 – Heartland Financial USA had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/12/2017 – Heartland Financial USA was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 11/14/2017 – Heartland Financial USA was given a new $50.00 price target on by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.

Shares of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ HTLF) traded up $1.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $54.55. The stock had a trading volume of 176,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 210,738. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. has a one year low of $42.10 and a one year high of $56.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,660.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.43, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a current ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31.

Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The bank reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72. Heartland Financial USA had a return on equity of 9.77% and a net margin of 18.14%. The company had revenue of $109.12 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $115.81 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.81 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Heartland Financial USA, Inc. will post 3.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a None dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 22nd were paid a $0.07 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.86%. This is a positive change from Heartland Financial USA’s previous None dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. Heartland Financial USA’s dividend payout ratio is presently 14.86%.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc (Heartland) is a diversified financial services company engaged in providing banking, mortgage, private client, investment, treasury management, card services, insurance, and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Its segments include community and other banking, and retail mortgage banking.

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