Institutional Investors Are Dumping Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF)

Sentiment for Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF)

Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2018. Its down -0.51, from 1.3 in 2018Q3. The ratio dropped, as 49 hedge funds started new or increased holdings, while 62 sold and reduced stakes in Heartland Financial USA Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database reported: 18.73 million shares, down from 18.81 million shares in 2018Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Heartland Financial USA Inc in their top 10 holdings was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 15 Reduced: 47 Increased: 30 New Position: 19.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc., a multi-bank holding company, provides commercial and consumer banking services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.62 billion. It accepts various deposit products, including checking and other demand deposit accounts, NOW accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, and other time deposits. It has a 13.32 P/E ratio. The firm also offers commercial and industrial loans; commercial real estate loans; small business loans; agricultural loans; real estate mortgage loans; consumer loans comprising motor vehicle loans, home improvement loans, home equity line of credit, and fixed rate home equity and personal lines of credit; and credit cards for commercial, business, and personal use.

The stock increased 0.62% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $46.87. About 169,122 shares traded or 76.69% up from the average. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has declined 9.26% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.63% the S&P500.

Analysts await Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) to report earnings on April, 29. They expect $1.02 earnings per share, up 34.21 % or $0.26 from last year’s $0.76 per share. HTLF’s profit will be $35.25 million for 11.49 P/E if the $1.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Heartland Financial USA, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.68 % EPS growth.

Dubuque Bank & Trust Co holds 13.07% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. for 1.65 million shares. Accredited Investors Inc. owns 129,035 shares or 1.27% of their US portfolio. Moreover, At Bancorp has 0.97% invested in the company for 133,357 shares. The Missouri-based Piermont Capital Management Inc. has invested 0.91% in the stock. Earnest Partners Llc, a Georgia-based fund reported 1.48 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $1.36 million activity.

More notable recent Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) news were published by: which released: “Heartland Financial USA, Inc. announces sale of consumer finance subsidiary Citizens Finance – Nasdaq” on January 11, 2019, also with their article: “David Prince Named EVP, Head of Commercial Banking at Heartland Financial USA, Inc. – GlobeNewswire” published on December 03, 2018, published: “Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 20, 2018 – Nasdaq” on December 19, 2018. More interesting news about Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) were released by: and their article: “Schmitz Brings Extensive Commercial Banking Leadership to Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Board of Directors – GlobeNewswire” published on May 30, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Heartland Financial Commercial Card Volume Up, Nationally Ranked Third Year in a Row – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: September 29, 2018.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) Institutional Positions Chart

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