Monster Beverage (MNST) Reaches $62.45 High on Nov, 14; Heartland Express (HTLD) Sellers Decreased By 0.34% Their Shorts

November 14, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Heartland Express Incorporated (NASDAQ:HTLD) had a decrease of 0.34% in short interest. HTLD’s SI was 5.34M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 0.34% from 5.36 million shares previously.

With 515,600 avg volume, 10 days are for Heartland Express Incorporated (NASDAQ:HTLD)’s short sellers to cover HTLD’s short positions. The SI to Heartland Express Incorporated’s float is 11.09%. About 234,583 shares traded. Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has risen 9.15% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.55% the S&P500.

The stock of Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) reached all time high today, Nov, 14 and still has $64.95 target or 4.00% above today’s $62.45 share price. This indicates more upside for the $35.08 billion company. This technical setup was reported by If the $64.95 PT is reached, the company will be worth $1.40 billion more. About 1.84M shares traded or 5.14% up from the average. Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) has declined 3.63% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.33% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD), 1 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Heartland Express had 26 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) rating on Thursday, September 14. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $24.0 target. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of HTLD in report on Monday, May 9 to “Underperform” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by Barclays Capital. UBS upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $2200 target in Monday, July 10 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Wolfe Research given on Wednesday, October 28. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Longbow given on Friday, December 4. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of HTLD in report on Friday, September 29 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight” on Wednesday, April 6. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Neutral” on Wednesday, October 28.

Heartland Express, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $1.77 billion. The Firm is a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier. It has a 35.7 P/E ratio. The Firm focuses primarily on short- to medium-haul, asset dry van truckload services in regional markets near its terminals.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.85 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.46, from 1.39 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 11 investors sold Heartland Express, Inc. shares while 29 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 50.30 million shares or 1.66% more from 49.48 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 50,728 are owned by Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Corporation. 2.49M were accumulated by Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership. 13,251 were accumulated by Price T Rowe Associate Md. Ftb Advsr accumulated 885 shares. Barclays Public Limited Co reported 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Morgan Stanley holds 0% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 70,144 shares. Sg Americas Secs Lc has 14,261 shares. Hills Comml Bank And Tru reported 84,540 shares or 0.57% of all its holdings. Citadel Advisors Llc holds 225,992 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 55,720 are owned by New York State Common Retirement Fund. Thomson Horstmann Bryant has 23,340 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Archford Capital Strategies Lc holds 96 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tortoise Management Limited Liability owns 0% invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 486 shares. Farmers & Merchants Investments holds 16,145 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Alliancebernstein L P reported 80,465 shares.


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