Heartland Express, Inc. ( HTLD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 19, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.02 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 02, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HTLD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 9th quarter that HTLD has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of HTLD was $24.8, representing a -11.3% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.96 and a 24.25% increase over the 52 week low of $19.96.
HTLD is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ). HTLD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.97. Zacks Investment Research reports HTLD's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 9.38%, compared to an industry average of 12.4%.