Harley-Davidson (HOG) Getting Somewhat Negative Press Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) have trended somewhat negative on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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 news sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 67 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG)

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) traded up 1.32% on Thursday, reaching $ 56.70. 485,090 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $ 9.98 billion, a PE ratio of 16.17 and a beta of 0.81. Harley-Davidson has a one year low of $ 41.63 and a one year high of $ 63.40. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $ 53.98 and a 200-day moving average of $ 57.65.

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 18th. The company reported $ 1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $ 1.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $ 1.35 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $ 1.36 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Harley-Davidson will post $ 3.75 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 25th were issued a $ 0.365 dividend. This represents a $ 1.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 23rd. Harley-Davidson’s payout ratio is presently 41.60%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating and set a $ 57.00 price target on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Monday, April 17th. 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. Tigress Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Friday, March 17th. Wedbush boosted their target price on shares of Harley-Davidson from $ 53.00 to $ 55.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, April 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $ 49.00 price objective on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Thursday, April 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target 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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