Heartland Financial USA Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) Director Kurt Saylor sold 18,657 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.63, for a total transaction of $664,748.91. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

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

  • On Tuesday, October 4th, Kurt Saylor sold 1,343 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.55, for a total transaction of $47,743.65.
  • On Tuesday, September 27th, Kurt Saylor sold 14,500 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.25, for a total transaction of $511,125.00.
  • On Monday, September 26th, Kurt Saylor sold 8,000 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.26, for a total transaction of $282,080.00.
  • On Tuesday, September 20th, Kurt Saylor sold 5,800 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.97, for a total transaction of $208,626.00.
  • On Monday, September 19th, Kurt Saylor sold 16,700 shares of Heartland Financial USA stock. The stock was 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 stock was 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.

Shares of Heartland Financial USA Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) opened at 37.01 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $908.41 million, a PE ratio of 12.16 and a beta of 0.67. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $36.08 and its 200 day moving average is $34.58. Heartland Financial USA Inc. has a 12 month low of $25.95 and a 12 month high of $39.45.

Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.08. Heartland Financial USA had a net margin of 17.14% and a return on equity of 11.50%. The firm had revenue of $104.14 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $103 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.72 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Heartland Financial USA Inc. will post $3.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF)

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Legal & General Group Plc increased 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 during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Heartland Financial USA during the first quarter valued at $113,000. BlackRock Inc. increased 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 during the last quarter. Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Heartland Financial USA during the second quarter valued at $203,000. Finally, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System acquired a new stake in shares of Heartland Financial USA during the second quarter valued at $215,000. 41.20% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research analysts have commented on HTLF shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Heartland Financial USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 28th. Sandler O’Neill downgraded shares of Heartland Financial USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods increased their price objective on shares of Heartland Financial USA from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Finally, DA Davidson increased their price objective on shares of Heartland Financial USA from $42.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Heartland Financial USA presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.50.

Heartland Financial USA Company Profile

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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