Headlines about Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Harley-Davidson earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 79 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted AlphaOne’s scoring:
HOG has been the topic of a number of research reports. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price target on Harley-Davidson from $ 66.00 to $ 58.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc restated a “neutral” rating and set a $ 55.00 price target (down previously from $ 57.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. Barclays PLC restated an “underweight” rating and set a $ 53.00 price target (up previously from $ 45.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and set a $ 59.00 price target (down previously from $ 61.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. Finally, Argus restated a “hold” rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Friday, February 3rd. 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 company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $ 56.12.
Shares of Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) traded down 1.74% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $ 53.17. The company had a trading volume of 585,315 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $ 9.36 billion, a PE ratio of 15.16 and a beta of 0.88. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $ 58.01 and its 200-day moving average price is $ 58.57. Harley-Davidson has a 12 month low of $ 41.63 and a 12 month high of $ 63.40.
Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April 18th. The company reported $ 1.05 earnings per share (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 analysts’ expectations of $ 1.35 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $ 1.36 earnings per share. Harley-Davidson’s quarterly revenue was down 15.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Harley-Davidson will post $ 3.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 25th will be paid a $ 0.365 dividend. This represents a $ 1.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 23rd. Harley-Davidson’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 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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