Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Position Increased by American Century Companies Inc.
American Century Companies Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) by 1.6% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 8,096,511 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 128,030 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. owned 0.10% of Heartland Express worth $188,973,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Hartford Investment Management Co. purchased a new position in Heartland Express during the 3rd quarter valued at about $211,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in Heartland Express during the 3rd quarter valued at about $238,000. Wrapmanager Inc. purchased a new position in Heartland Express during the 4th quarter valued at about $248,000. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Heartland Express by 38.6% during the 3rd quarter. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. now owns 10,500 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $263,000 after acquiring an additional 2,925 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Heartland Express during the 3rd quarter valued at about $273,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.93% of the company’s stock.
HTLD has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Heartland Express from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Heartland Express from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Heartland Express from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. UBS Group raised their target price on shares of Heartland Express from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their target price on shares of Heartland Express from $19.00 to $21.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.17.
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About Heartland Express
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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