Headlines about Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Harley-Davidson earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 29 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
Harley-Davidson (NYSE HOG) traded down 1.23% during trading on Friday, hitting $ 55.54. The stock had a trading volume of 3,367,903 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $ 9.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.84 and a beta of 0.81. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $ 53.98 and a 200 day moving average of $ 57.65. Harley-Davidson has a one year low of $ 41.63 and a one year high of $ 63.40.
Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 18th. The company reported $ 1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $ 1.02 by $ 0.03. Harley-Davidson had a return on equity of 31.69% and a net margin of 12.50%. The company had revenue of $ 1.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $ 1.35 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $ 1.36 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Harley-Davidson will post $ 3.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 25th were issued a $ 0.365 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 23rd. This represents a $ 1.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.63%. Harley-Davidson’s payout ratio is currently 41.60%.
HOG has been the topic of several recent research reports. Citigroup Inc decreased their price target on Harley-Davidson from $ 73.00 to $ 68.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, March 6th. 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 report on Wednesday, April 5th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $ 50.00 price target (down previously from $ 52.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $ 63.00 price target (up previously from $ 58.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Friday, April 14th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $ 62.00 price target on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $ 56.53.
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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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