Out of 5 analysts covering Heartland Financial (NASDAQ:HTLF), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 40% are positive. $37 is the highest target while $30 is the lowest. The $33.33 average target is -6.53% below today’s ($35.66) stock price. Heartland Financial has been the topic of 6 analyst reports since January 26, 2016 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the stock on July 26 to “Hold” rating. Raymond James upgraded the shares of HTLF in a report on January 26 to “Strong Buy” rating. Below is a list of Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) latest ratings and price target changes.
26/07/2016 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
The stock increased 0.91% or $0.32 during the last trading session, hitting $35.66. Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) has risen 21.09% since February 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.83% the S&P500.
Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a multi-bank holding company. The company has a market cap of $879.52 million. The Company’s divisions include community and other banking, and retail mortgage banking. It has a 11.81 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.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 2.6 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.78, from 1.82 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 8 funds sold all Heartland Financial USA Inc shares owned while 22 reduced positions. 27 funds bought stakes while 51 increased positions. They now own 10.04 million shares or 8.64% more from 9.24 million shares in 2016Q1.
Dubuque Bank & Trust Co holds 11.74% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA Inc for 1.72 million shares. Zpr Investment Management owns 35,821 shares or 2.39% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Financial Counselors Inc has 1.05% invested in the company for 497,447 shares. The California-based Phocas Financial Corp. has invested 0.65% in the stock. At Bancorp, a Iowa-based fund reported 118,607 shares.
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