NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Heartland Express (Nasdaq: HTLD) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it traded at $18.07 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $18.04. Heartland Express is changing hands at $18.03 with 39,599 shares traded as of 10:26 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 533,800 shares over the past 30 days.

Heartland Express has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Heartland Express, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.8.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Heartland Express as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Heartland Express Ratings Report.

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