News coverage about Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heartland Financial USA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.696360871017 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ HTLF) traded down 0.60% on Tuesday, reaching $49.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 75,869 shares. Heartland Financial USA has a 12-month low of $36.15 and a 12-month high of $52.65. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $46.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $46.89. The stock has a market cap of $1.48 billion, a PE ratio of 16.27 and a beta of 0.67.
Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The bank reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $100.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $103.48 million. Heartland Financial USA had a return on equity of 10.48% and a net margin of 18.38%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.84 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Heartland Financial USA will post $3.02 EPS for the current year.
Several research firms have weighed in on HTLF. BidaskClub cut Heartland Financial USA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Heartland Financial USA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of Heartland Financial USA in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.50.
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About Heartland Financial USA
Heartland Financial USA, Inc (Heartland) is a diversified financial services company engaged in providing banking, mortgage, private client, investment, treasury management, card services, insurance, and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Its segments include community and other banking, and retail mortgage banking.
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