American Century Companies Inc Increased Heartland Express Inc (NASDAQ:HTLD) Stake by $10.61 Million

August 12, 2018 - By Palma Niemeyer

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 12 investors sold HTLD shares while 39 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 47.84 million shares or 1.30% more from 47.22 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Geode Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0% stake. Aperio Group Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0% invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 48,484 shares. Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has 0% invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Germany-based Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag has invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership, a California-based fund reported 1,570 shares. Invesco Limited invested in 502,560 shares. Nuance Invests Limited Liability Corp accumulated 1.17M shares. Balyasny Asset Limited Liability Company holds 0.13% or 1.75M shares. The Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Management Incorporated has invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). 15,946 are owned by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Citigroup owns 14,989 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Citadel Advsrs Lc reported 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Riverhead Cap Management Lc holds 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) or 4,554 shares. Product Prns Limited Liability invested in 155,500 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Granite Inv Partners Ltd Liability Corp reported 87,450 shares.

Since May 17, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 sales for $705,963 activity. 36,500 shares valued at $667,220 were bought by Hira Tahira K on Thursday, May 17.

American Century Companies Inc increased its stake in Heartland Express Inc (NASDAQ:HTLD) by 6.33% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Century Companies Inc bought 589,580 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 9.90M shares of the transportation company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $183.70M, up from 9.31 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Century Companies Inc who had been investing in Heartland Express Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.61 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.19% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $19.62. About 291,539 shares traded. Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has declined 4.23% since August 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.80% the S&P500.

American Century Companies Inc, which manages about $99.35B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Portland Gen Elec Co (NYSE:POR) by 768,913 shares to 320,557 shares, valued at $13.71M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) by 1.68M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.53 million shares, and cut its stake in Baker Hughes A Ge Co ().

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Heartland Express had 8 analyst reports since February 14, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, April 10 by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, February 20, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, April 6. The stock of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, May 7. On Friday, April 6 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of HTLD in report on Monday, July 23 with “Underweight” rating. JP Morgan maintained Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) rating on Wednesday, February 14. JP Morgan has “Underweight” rating and $22 target. On Wednesday, March 28 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold”.

Heartland Express, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.61 billion. The firm primarily provides nationwide asset dry van truckload service for shippers from Washington to Florida and New England to California; and temperature-controlled transportation services. It has a 20.98 P/E ratio. It transports appliances, automotive parts, consumer products, paper products, packaged foodstuffs, and retail goods.

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