Analysts See $0.72 EPS for Heartland Financial USA Inc (HTLF)

October 13, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

 Analysts See $0.72 EPS for Heartland Financial USA Inc (HTLF)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 18 investors sold Heartland Financial USA Inc shares while 36 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 12.53 million shares or 4.21% more from 12.02 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Bessemer Gp, a New Jersey-based fund reported 36,000 shares. Blackrock reported 1.48M shares or 0% of all its holdings. 45,695 were reported by Morgan Stanley. Howe & Rusling Inc accumulated 55 shares. Brandywine Glob Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 78,362 shares. Citigroup invested in 0% or 12,139 shares. Pnc Finance Serv Gp Incorporated holds 0% or 9,751 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Mutual Of America Cap Limited Liability has invested 0% in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF). 2,156 are held by Ameritas Invest Prns. 4,588 were reported by Etrade Cap Ltd Liability. Price T Rowe Assocs Md holds 0% in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) or 6,355 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% or 2,467 shares. Vanguard Gru holds 1.03 million shares. Horizon Inv Service Ltd Com has invested 0.14% in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF). Barclays Public Limited Company has 0% invested in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 30 shares.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $135,278 activity. $44,600 worth of Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) was bought by FULLER LYNN B on Friday, June 2.

Analysts await Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) to report earnings on October, 30. They expect $0.72 EPS, down 11.11 % or $0.09 from last year’s $0.81 per share. HTLF’s profit will be $21.56M for 17.40 P/E if the $0.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.81 actual EPS reported by Heartland Financial USA Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.11 % negative EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.28% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $50.1. About 80,916 shares traded. Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) has risen 36.11% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.41% the S&P500.

Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Heartland Financial USA had 10 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, January 26. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Tuesday, January 26, the company rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, July 26. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Raymond James. The stock of Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Piper Jaffray initiated the shares of HTLF in report on Friday, March 11 with “Overweight” rating.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm engaged in providing banking, mortgage, private client, investment, treasury management, card services, insurance, and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. The company has market cap of $1.50 billion. The Company’s divisions include community and other banking, and retail mortgage banking. It has a 16.47 P/E ratio. The Company’s community and other banking segment is engaged in making loans to, and generating deposits from, individuals and businesses in the markets where Heartland has banks.

More notable recent Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Heartland Financial USA, Inc. and Citywide Banks Announce Merger Agreement” on February 13, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Recognized as a Forbes Best Bank in America for 2017” published on May 09, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Heartland Financial USA, Inc. and Founders Bancorp Announce Merger Agreement” on October 31, 2016. More interesting news about Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Commercial Card Volume Takes Giant Leap” published on September 28, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Founders Bancorp and Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Extend the Election …” with publication date: February 10, 2017.

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