Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Reaches $22.62 After 9.00% Up Move; 14 Analysts Bullish Huntington Bancshares (HBAN)

December 6, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Among 26 analysts covering Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated had 67 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, December 6 by Goldman Sachs. Guggenheim upgraded the shares of HBAN in report on Friday, August 28 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 27. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Hold” on Thursday, October 26. Robert W. Baird maintained Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) rating on Friday, October 20. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $13.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) rating on Thursday, June 22. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $13.7500 target. Barclays Capital maintained Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) rating on Tuesday, January 3. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $14 target. The stock of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, October 12. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 20 by Jefferies. See Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) latest ratings:

26/10/2017 Broker: Nomura Rating: Buy Old Target: $16 New Target: $17 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $14.5 Downgrade
26/10/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $14.0
20/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $13.0 Maintain
20/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $16.0 Maintain
15/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $15.5 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $14.25 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
14/09/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $15.5 Maintain
13/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $16.0 Maintain

The stock of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 1.48% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $22.62. About 112,830 shares traded. Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has risen 9.15% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.55% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $1.88B company. It was reported on Dec, 6 by Barchart.com. We have $24.66 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:HTLD worth $169.56M more.

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 $1.88 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 37.95 P/E ratio. It transports appliances, automotive parts, consumer products, paper products, packaged foodstuffs, and retail goods.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.85 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.46, from 1.39 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 11 investors sold Heartland Express, Inc. shares while 29 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 50.30 million shares or 1.66% more from 49.48 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Aberdeen Asset Public Limited Com Uk has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Wellington Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Sib Ltd Liability Corp holds 4.14% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 257,297 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 0.01% invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 31,623 shares. Comerica Bancshares reported 46,312 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 1,464 shares. First Trust Advsrs L P has invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Plante Moran Financial Limited Liability Com reported 133 shares. Dean Capital Management stated it has 2.16% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Mutual Of Omaha Natl Bank Wealth Management holds 15,550 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Brinker reported 21,966 shares. Shayne Ltd Liability Corp invested in 11,000 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Citadel Advsr Lc has 0% invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Pnc Service Grp has invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). State Street Corporation reported 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD).

Among 13 analysts covering Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD), 1 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Heartland Express has $26.0 highest and $15 lowest target. $20.89’s average target is -7.65% below currents $22.62 stock price. Heartland Express had 26 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight” on Monday, October 5. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by Robert W. Baird. Longbow downgraded the shares of HTLD in report on Friday, December 4 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 7. Robert W. Baird maintained Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) rating on Thursday, October 5. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $26.0 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 28 by Macquarie Research. The company was downgraded on Thursday, April 7 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by UBS to “Hold” on Monday, July 10.

Analysts await Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.10 EPS, down 37.50% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.16 per share. HTLD’s profit will be $8.33 million for 56.55 P/E if the $0.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual EPS reported by Heartland Express, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.11% EPS growth.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding firm for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company has market cap of $15.86 billion. The companyÂ’s Consumer and Business Banking segment offers financial services and products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, and foreign exchange and treasury management services. It has a 20.32 P/E ratio. The Company’s Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, as well as excess and surplus product lines of insurance.

The stock increased 1.45% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $14.67. About 7.16M shares traded. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has risen 22.99% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1.05 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 43 investors sold Huntington Bancshares Incorporated shares while 180 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 795.73 million shares or 1.70% less from 809.49 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Motley Fool Wealth Management Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.38% or 307,575 shares. 27,931 are held by Brinker Capital. Wexford Cap Lp owns 46,000 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & accumulated 283 shares. Cibc invested in 220,611 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Fjarde Ap accumulated 273,308 shares. Marble Harbor Counsel Ltd Liability Company accumulated 43,513 shares. 52,185 were accumulated by National Bank Of Stockton. Capital Invsts invested in 0.79% or 43.92M shares. Neuberger Berman Gru Lc reported 2.55 million shares. First Finance Bancshares, a Alabama-based fund reported 27,695 shares. Systematic Management Lp invested in 20,900 shares. Marietta Investment Partners Ltd Liability Corporation owns 22,400 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Advisory Serv Network Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 2,340 shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0.1% or 9.23M shares.

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