Heartland Financial USA Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) Director Kurt Saylor sold 5,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.97, for a total transaction of $208,626.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Kurt Saylor also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, September 19th, Kurt Saylor sold 16,700 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.93, for a total transaction of $600,031.00.
  • On Tuesday, September 13th, Kurt Saylor sold 1,506 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.07, for a total transaction of $54,321.42.
  • On Monday, September 12th, Kurt Saylor sold 20,994 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.63, for a total transaction of $769,010.22.
  • On Tuesday, September 6th, Kurt Saylor sold 22,500 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.86, for a total transaction of $829,350.00.
  • On Tuesday, August 30th, Kurt Saylor sold 13,500 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.35, for a total transaction of $477,225.00.
  • On Monday, August 29th, Kurt Saylor sold 9,000 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.40, for a total transaction of $318,600.00.
  • On Wednesday, August 24th, Kurt Saylor sold 2,350 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.32, for a total transaction of $83,002.00.
  • On Tuesday, August 23rd, Kurt Saylor sold 7,650 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.62, for a total transaction of $272,493.00.
  • On Monday, August 22nd, Kurt Saylor sold 12,500 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.46, for a total transaction of $443,250.00.
  • On Wednesday, August 17th, Kurt Saylor sold 2,400 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.06, for a total transaction of $86,544.00.

Heartland Financial USA Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) traded up 0.03% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $36.60. 2,583 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $898.35 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.03 and a beta of 0.70. Heartland Financial USA Inc. has a one year low of $25.95 and a one year high of $39.45. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $36.24 and a 200-day moving average price of $34.30.

Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.08. Heartland Financial USA had a return on equity of 11.50% and a net margin of 17.14%. The business had revenue of $104.14 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $103 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.72 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Heartland Financial USA Inc. will post $3.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 19th were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.09%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 17th. Heartland Financial USA’s dividend payout ratio is presently 13.25%.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in HTLF. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Heartland Financial USA by 7.3% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 3,024 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 206 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Heartland Financial USA during the first quarter valued at about $113,000. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Heartland Financial USA by 216.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,102 shares of the company’s stock valued at $180,000 after buying an additional 3,492 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Group LTD raised its stake in shares of Heartland Financial USA by 219.7% in the first quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 6,323 shares of the company’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 4,345 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Heartland Financial USA during the second quarter valued at about $203,000. 41.20% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on HTLF shares. Sandler O’Neill cut shares of Heartland Financial USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Heartland Financial USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. DA Davidson boosted their target price on shares of Heartland Financial USA from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods boosted their target price on shares of Heartland Financial USA from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $37.50.

About Heartland Financial USA

Heartland Financial USA, Inc (Heartland) is a multi-bank holding company. The Company’s segments include community and other banking, and retail mortgage banking. Its 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.

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