A History of Outperforming Analyst Forecasts and Beating the Odds: Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF)

With 0.67 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.41 million shares. During the session, the Banks – Regional company that operates in wider Financial sector, reached to the highest price of $45.5525 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $44.51. The 52-week range on HTLF shows that it touched its highest point at $45.00 and its lowest point at $26.44 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $50.00. With its current market cap of 1.94 billion, HTLF has annualized dividend of $1.20 while the current yield stands at 2.64%. HTLF paid its most recent dividend on 1715299200, while the ex-dividend date for that was 1715299200. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.98.

Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of HTLF was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 3.09%, but this was up by 36.37% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 38.28% while six-month performance rose 60.97%. The stock gained 67.50% in the past year, while it has gained 20.74% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for HTLF yields 1.65 with Next year EPS estimates of 4.65. For the next quarter, that number is 1.12. This implies an EPS growth rate of -0.40% for this year and 3.10% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 10.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -13.76%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 42.69 million HTLF shares are outstanding with a float of 39.60 million shares on hand for trading. On 2024-04-30, short shares totaled 0.72 million, which was 168.0 higher than short shares on 1711584000. In addition to Mr. Bruce K. Lee as the firm’s President, CEO & Director, Mr. Jay L. Kim Esq. serves as its Executive VP, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 0.77809995 of HTLF’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for HTLF since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential.