Harley-Davidson (HOG) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Harley-Davidson earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 67 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s analysis:

Several analysts recently commented on HOG shares. Tigress Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Friday, March 17th. Citigroup Inc reduced their price objective on shares of Harley-Davidson from $ 73.00 to $ 68.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 6th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $ 52.00 price objective (down previously from $ 53.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Argus reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Friday, February 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $ 58.00 price objective on shares of Harley-Davidson and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Harley-Davidson presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $ 56.12.

Shares of Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) traded down 0.59% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $ 55.21. 987,637 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $ 58.51 and its 200 day moving average price is $ 58.58. The stock has a market cap of $ 9.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.74 and a beta of 0.88. Harley-Davidson has a one year low of $ 41.63 and a one year high of $ 63.40.

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 18th. The company reported $ 1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $ 1.02 by $ 0.03. Harley-Davidson had a net margin of 13.13% and a return on equity of 35.38%. The company had revenue of $ 1.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $ 1.35 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $ 1.36 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Harley-Davidson will post $ 3.76 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of $ 0.365 per share. This represents a $ 1.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 23rd. Harley-Davidson’s dividend payout ratio is presently 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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