Heartland Financial USA (HTLF) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.17

News headlines about Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heartland Financial USA earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0997218809414 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on HTLF shares. BidaskClub lowered Heartland Financial USA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Heartland Financial USA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $51.00 target price on shares of Heartland Financial USA in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.50.

Heartland Financial USA (HTLF) traded up 0.79% on Wednesday, hitting $50.90. The company had a trading volume of 71,107 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $46.10 and a 200-day moving average of $46.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.52 billion, a PE ratio of 16.69 and a beta of 0.67. Heartland Financial USA has a one year low of $36.15 and a one year high of $52.65.

Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The bank reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.08. Heartland Financial USA had a return on equity of 10.48% and a net margin of 18.38%. The business had revenue of $100.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $103.48 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.84 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Heartland Financial USA will post $3.02 EPS for the current year.

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Heartland Financial USA Company Profile

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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