At $55.75 Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) Forms Wedge Up

June 29, 2018 - By Bridget Boland

During 2018 Q1 the big money sentiment decreased to 1.12. That’s change of 0.44, from 2017Q4’s 1.56. 13 investors sold all, 39 reduced holdings as Heartland Financial USA, Inc. ratio dived. 45 increased stakes while 13 funds bought stakes. Funds hold 16.96 million shares thus 6.02% more from 2017Q4’s 15.99 million shares.
549 are owned by Smith Asset Grp Inc Limited Partnership. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 0% or 1,696 shs. Credit Suisse Ag owns 0% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 16,844 shs. 1.10M were reported by Fmr Ltd Liability Com. Indexiq Advsrs Limited Liability Com reported 37,813 shs. Captrust Financial Advisors invested in 0% or 151 shs. D E Shaw & has 0% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 5,400 shs. Moreover, Pnc Financial Svcs Grp Inc Inc has 0% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 9,335 shs. Guggenheim Cap Lc holds 0% of its capital in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 5,594 shs. Geode Capital Mgmt Lc has 253,405 shs. Parametric Assocs Ltd Llc holds 0% of its capital in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 56,095 shs. Victory Capital Mgmt Inc invested 0% of its capital in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Iconiq Cap Ltd owns 0.04% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 6,185 shs. Bank & Trust Of America Corp De invested in 348,434 shs. Pittenger & Anderson owns 0.01% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 1,765 shs.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. had 7 sales and 0 buys since February 26, 2018. This’s net activity of $6.64 million. The insider SCHMIDT JOHN K sold 20,000 shs worth $1.12M. Johnson Kelly J sold $107,479 worth of stock or 2,026 shs.

With $60.21 Target Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) formed an up wedge technical setup. That’s 8.00 % above today’s $55.75 stock price. At our $60.21 Target, the company worth will be $138.56 million more.

Ticker’s shares touched $55.75 during the last trading session after 1.00% change.Currently Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is uptrending after 22.28% change in last June 29, 2017. HTLF has 43,701 shares volume. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 9.71%.

Investors expect Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF)’s quarterly earnings on July, 30., as reported by Faxor. This year’s earnings per share analyst estimate is awaited to be $0.91. That is 12.35 % up compareed to $0.81 earnings per share for last year. In case of $0.91 earnings per share HTLF’s profit could be $28.27M. After $0.76 earnings per share was announced previous quarter, analysts now see EPS growth of 19.74 % for Heartland Financial USA, Inc..

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) Ratings Coverage

In total 6 analysts cover Heartland Financial (NASDAQ:HTLF). “Buy” rating has 2, “Sell” are 0, while 4 are “Hold”. 33% are bullish. 7 are the (NASDAQ:HTLF)’s analyst reports since January 9, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. In Tuesday, January 30 report FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill. On Tuesday, January 9 the stock of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James. In Monday, January 29 report Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $63.0 target. In Monday, February 26 report Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating. On Friday, April 6 the firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given.

Another two news for Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) were briefly published by: Globenewswire.com on June 20, 2018 with title “Ahern Leading Private Client Services at Heartland Financial USA, Inc.”. The other Benzinga.com‘s article was titled “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 15, 2018” and published on June 15, 2018.

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