News articles about Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Harley-Davidson earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 25 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) traded up 1.67% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $ 61.93. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,148,864 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $ 58.54 and a 200-day moving average price of $ 56.96. The firm has a market cap of $ 10.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.17 and a beta of 0.88. Harley-Davidson has a 52 week low of $ 41.63 and a 52 week high of $ 63.40.
Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 31st. The company reported $ 0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $ 0.31 by $ 0.04. The firm earned $ 1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $ 972.47 million. Harley-Davidson had a net margin of 13.13% and a return on equity of 35.38%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $ 0.22 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Harley-Davidson will post $ 3.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on HOG. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $ 49.00 price target on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research report on Thursday. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price target on Harley-Davidson from $ 58.00 to $ 60.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 5th. Citigroup Inc lowered their price target on Harley-Davidson from $ 73.00 to $ 68.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 6th. Argus reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research report on Friday, February 3rd. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “underweight” rating and set a $ 53.00 target price (up from $ 45.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research report on Wednesday, February 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Harley-Davidson presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $ 55.65.
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In other news, SVP Michelle Kumbier sold 3,049 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $ 56.56, for a total value of $ 172,451.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Joanne M. Bischmann sold 911 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $ 57.00, for a total transaction of $ 51,927.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 2,195 shares in the company, valued at $ 125,115. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 103,960 shares of company stock worth $ 5,912,378. 0.99% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Harley-Davidson Company Profile
Harley-Davidson, Inc is the parent company for the groups of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company (HDMC) and Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS). The Company operates in two segments: the Motorcycles & Related Products (Motorcycles) and the Financial Services. The Motorcycles segment consists of HDMC, which designs, manufactures and sells at wholesale on-road Harley-Davidson motorcycles, as well as motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise and related services.
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