Harley-Davidson (HOG) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.19

Media coverage about Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Harley-Davidson earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 59 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of research firms have commented on HOG. Sanford C. Bernstein reduced their target price on Harley-Davidson from $ 68.00 to $ 62.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, April 21st. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $ 52.00 target price (down previously from $ 53.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Friday, April 21st. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $ 50.00 target price (down previously from $ 52.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Tigress Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reduced their target price on Harley-Davidson from $ 60.00 to $ 57.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $ 56.12.

Harley-Davidson (HOG) traded up 0.89% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $ 52.32. The company had a trading volume of 1,797,835 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $ 55.99 and its 200 day moving average is $ 58.32. The stock has a market capitalization of $ 9.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.92 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 18th. The company reported $ 1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $ 1.02 by $ 0.03. The company had revenue of $ 1.33 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $ 1.35 billion. Harley-Davidson had a return on equity of 35.38% and a net margin of 13.13%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $ 1.36 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Harley-Davidson will post $ 3.75 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 25th will be issued a dividend of $ 0.365 per share. This represents a $ 1.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 23rd. Harley-Davidson’s payout ratio is 38.22%.

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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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