Heartland Express Inc. (HTLD) Jumps 5.59% on February 04

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Heartland Express Inc. (HTLD) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Thursday February 04 as the stock popped 5.59% to $18.70, representing a gain of $0.99 per share. Some 736,192 shares traded hands on 6,428 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 665,083 shares out of a total float of 85.15 million. The stock opened at $17.74 and traded with an intraday range of $18.83 to $17.74.

After today's gains, Heartland Express Inc. reached a market cap of $1.59 billion. Heartland Express Inc. has had a trading range between $26.09 and $15.36 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $17.25 and a 200-day SMA of $19.74.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 19.9.

Heartland Express Inc is a short-to-medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities. The Company provides transportation service to shippers, using late-model equipment and a combined fleet of company-owned and owner-operator tractors.

Heartland Express Inc. is based out of North Liberty, IA and has some 4,500 employees. Its CEO is Michael J. Gerdin.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Heartland Express Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for HTLD. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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