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Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Will Trade Ex-Div on 9/21/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, September 19, 10:49 AM ET
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On 9/21/11, Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.02, payable on 10/4/11. As a percentage of HTLD's recent stock price of $14.08, this dividend works out to approximately 0.14%.

Below is a dividend history chart for HTLD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.02 declared by Heartland Express, Inc.:

HTLD Dividend History
Date Div*
06/22/11 0.020
03/22/11 0.020
12/08/10 0.020
09/22/10 1.020
06/18/10 0.020
03/23/10 0.020
12/09/09 0.020
09/17/09 0.020
06/17/09 0.020
03/18/09 0.020
12/10/08 0.020
09/17/08 0.020
06/18/08 0.020
03/18/08 0.020
12/19/07 0.020
09/18/07 0.020
05/22/07 2.020
03/20/07 0.020
12/19/06 0.020
09/18/06 0.020
06/20/06 0.020
03/21/06 0.015
12/20/05 0.015
09/20/05 0.015
06/16/05 0.015
03/17/05 0.015
12/21/04 0.015
09/16/04 0.015
06/17/04 0.010
03/18/04 0.010
12/18/03 0.010
09/15/03 0.010
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HTLD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.57% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HTLD makes up 1.63% of the SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (AMEX:XTN) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

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HTLD operates in the Trucking sector, among companies like Swift Transportation Co (NYSE:SWFT) which is down about 5.6% today, and Knight Transportation Inc. (NYSE:KNX) trading lower by about 1.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of HTLD, versus SWFT and KNX.

HTLD,SWFT,KNX Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, Heartland Express, Inc. shares are currently down about 2.5% on the day.


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