NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa _ Heartland Express Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $17.6 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Heartland Express shares have declined 15 percent since the beginning of the year.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
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Oct 12- Heartland Express Inc:. *Jefferies cuts Heartland Express price target to $13 from $14;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Transport stocks have been down in the last two days, but the Dow Jones Transport Index is up almost 19 percent over the last year. How much more room is there for these stocks to grow? Lee Klaskow, senior transportation and logistics analyst at Longbow Research, says it is time to start buying on the dips.
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