News headlines about Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heartland Express earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 47.0167699204399 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Heartland Express from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub raised Heartland Express from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. TheStreet raised Heartland Express from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on Heartland Express from $24.00 to $22.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Heartland Express from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Heartland Express has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.14.
Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD) opened at $19.70 on Tuesday. Heartland Express has a 1-year low of $18.71 and a 1-year high of $25.22. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,650.00, a PE ratio of 38.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.60.
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Heartland Express Company Profile
Heartland Express, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier. The Company focuses primarily on short- to medium-haul, asset-based dry van truckload services in regional markets near its terminals. The Company’s truckload services are primarily asset-based transportation services in the dry van truckload market, and it also offers truckload temperature-controlled transportation services and non-asset based brokerage services.
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