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Analysts See $1.24 EPS for LGI Homes, Inc. (LGIH); Heartland Express (HTLD) SI Decreased By 1.59%

Heartland Express Incorporated (NASDAQ:HTLD) had a decrease of 1.59% in short interest. HTLD’s SI was 5.56 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 1.59% from 5.65M shares previously. With 442,700 avg volume, 13 days are for Heartland Express Incorporated (NASDAQ:HTLD)’s short sellers to cover HTLD’s short positions. The SI to Heartland Express Incorporated’s float is 11.53%. The stock increased 0.29% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $20.54. About 380,027 shares traded. Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has risen 9.15% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.55% the S&P500.

Analysts expect LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH) to report $1.24 EPS on March, 6.They anticipate $0.23 EPS change or 22.77% from last quarter’s $1.01 EPS. LGIH’s profit would be $26.96 million giving it 13.26 P/E if the $1.24 EPS is correct. After having $1.40 EPS previously, LGI Homes, Inc.’s analysts see -11.43% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.26% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $65.77. About 373,677 shares traded. LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH) has risen 30.68% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.98% the S&P500.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $161,071 activity. The insider COSAERT JOHN P sold $161,071.

Among 13 analysts covering Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD), 1 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Heartland Express had 28 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, August 2. The stock of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 14. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $23 target in Monday, October 30 report. On Friday, September 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. On Thursday, October 12 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Underweight”. The stock of Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 7 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Wolfe Research downgraded the shares of HTLD in report on Wednesday, October 28 to “Underperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) rating on Wednesday, November 1. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $20 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.56 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.29, from 1.85 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 21 investors sold Heartland Express, Inc. shares while 31 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 47.07 million shares or 6.42% less from 50.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 6.27M were accumulated by Arrowmark Colorado Ltd Liability Corporation. Bancshares Of Montreal Can holds 3,342 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 57,900 were reported by Cipher Cap Limited Partnership. Ny State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Cantab Capital Prtn Llp owns 22,729 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 9,876 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Citigroup Incorporated, New York-based fund reported 4,927 shares. Assetmark Incorporated reported 0% stake. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0% or 15,100 shares in its portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc owns 0% invested in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) for 3,168 shares. Millennium Mngmt Lc has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has invested 0% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Deutsche Savings Bank Ag owns 143,963 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Los Angeles Cap Management And Equity Rech Inc stated it has 42,145 shares.

Heartland Express, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.71 billion. The firm primarily provides nationwide asset dry van truckload service for shippers from Washington to Florida and New England to California; and temperature-controlled transportation services. It has a 34.46 P/E ratio. It transports appliances, automotive parts, consumer products, paper products, packaged foodstuffs, and retail goods.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $3.32 million activity. On Thursday, September 21 the insider Snider Michael Larry sold $160,335. Sansbury Bryan Christopher also sold $1.16 million worth of LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH) shares. On Wednesday, October 18 the insider Lipar Eric Thomas sold $1.36 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 14 investors sold LGI Homes, Inc. shares while 53 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 19.37 million shares or 3.04% less from 19.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Strs Ohio has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH). 45 were accumulated by Glenmede Tru Na. New York-based Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Limited has invested 0% in LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH). Boston Advisors Lc, Massachusetts-based fund reported 98,046 shares. Boothbay Fund Ltd Llc owns 25,276 shares or 0.2% of their US portfolio. James Rech Incorporated invested in 0.23% or 140,050 shares. American Interest Grp Inc invested 0% in LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH). Brandywine Global Investment Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH). Hanseatic Mngmt Serv stated it has 125 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Tci Wealth Advisors holds 0% in LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH) or 18 shares. Royal National Bank Of Canada accumulated 0% or 47,383 shares. Moreover, Alps Inc has 0% invested in LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH) for 10,293 shares. Principal Grp invested 0.01% of its portfolio in LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH). Us State Bank De has 5,894 shares. Raymond James And Associates holds 6,100 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 6 analysts covering LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. LGI Homes had 17 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush downgraded LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH) on Tuesday, October 3 to “Neutral” rating. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of LGIH in report on Monday, February 6 to “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, August 9. As per Wednesday, November 8, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Wedbush. Sidoti initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 29 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 29. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, May 16 by Wells Fargo. Wedbush initiated LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGIH) rating on Tuesday, December 6. Wedbush has “Neutral” rating and $35 target. The stock has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Wednesday, November 8.

LGI Homes, Inc. engages in the design, construction, marketing, and sale of new homes in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington, and Tennessee markets. The company has market cap of $1.43 billion. It offers entry-level homes and move-up homes under the LGI Homes brand name; and luxury series homes under the Terrata Homes brand name. It has a 15.19 P/E ratio. At December 31, 2016, it owned 59 active communities under the LGI Homes brand; and 4 under the Terrata Homes brand.

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