Wedge Up Pattern Is Formed By Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) at $55.75

June 29, 2018 - By Joseph March

During 2018 Q1 the big money sentiment decreased to 1.12. That’s change of 0.44, from 2017Q4’s 1.56. 13 investors sold all, 39 reduced holdings as Heartland Financial USA, Inc. ratio dropped. 45 increased positions while 13 funds bought positions. Funds hold 16.96 million shares thus 6.02% more from 2017Q4’s 15.99 million shares.
11,347 were accumulated by Stone Ridge Asset Management Ltd Liability Corp. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag reported 0% of its capital in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Strs Ohio, Ohio-based fund reported 7,300 shs. Phocas Fincl invested in 97,982 shs. At National Bank & Trust invested 0.76% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). California State Teachers Retirement holds 0% or 37,407 shs. Dreman Value Mngmt L L C accumulated 0.01% or 256 shs. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc accumulated 43,737 shs or 0% of the stock. Smith Asset Grp Lp owns 549 shs. Meeder Asset Management reported 1,595 shs stake. California Public Employees Retirement reported 0% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Moreover, Parkside Fin Fincl Bank And Trust has 0% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 114 shs. Metropolitan Life Insur New York stated it has 0% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Price T Rowe Associates Incorporated Md, a Maryland-based fund reported 6,341 shs. Qs Investors Limited Liability holds 37,114 shs or 0.02% of its capital.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. had 7 sales and 0 insider purchases since February 26, 2018. This’s net activity of $6.64 million. On Thursday, April 5 Johnson Kelly J sold $107,479 worth of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). On Monday, June 4 SCHMIDT JOHN K sold $1.12M worth of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) or 20,000 shs.

With $60.21 Target Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) formed an up wedge technical setup. That’s 8.00 % above today’s $55.75 stock price. At our $60.21 Target, the company worth will be $138.56 million more.

HTLF is touching $55.75 during the last trading session, after increased 1.00%.Currently Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is uptrending after 22.28% change in last June 29, 2017. HTLF has 43,701 shares volume. HTLF outperformed by 9.71% the S&P 500.

On July, 30. Investors expect Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) to report its quarterly earnings, as reported by RTT. EPS of $0.91 is 12.35 % up from 2017’s $0.81 EPS. If $0.91 is reported, HTLF’s profit will hit $28.27 million for 15.32 P/E. After $0.76 EPS was published previous quarter, analysts now see EPS growth of 19.74 % for Heartland Financial USA, Inc..

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) Ratings Coverage

A total of 6 analysts rate Heartland Financial (NASDAQ:HTLF) as follows: 2 “Buy”, 4 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 33% are bullish. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has 7 ratings reports on Jun 29, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Tuesday, January 30 Sandler O’Neill maintained Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) rating. Sandler O’Neill has “Hold” rating and $56.0 target. On Monday, January 29 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Piper Jaffray. On Monday, February 26 the company was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, January 9 Raymond James downgraded Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) to “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, January 30 FBR Capital maintained Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) rating. FBR Capital has “Hold” rating and $59.0 target. On Friday, April 6 the rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”.

Another two news for Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) were briefly published by: Benzinga.com on June 15, 2018 with title “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 15, 2018”. The other Globenewswire.com‘s article was titled “Ahern Leading Private Client Services at Heartland Financial USA, Inc.” and published on June 20, 2018.

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