Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Harley-Davidson earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 29 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) traded down 3.15% on Wednesday, hitting $ 50.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,880,390 shares. The stock has a market cap of $ 8.86 billion, a PE ratio of 14.36 and a beta of 0.86. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $ 53.81 and a 200-day moving average of $ 57.40. Harley-Davidson has a 12 month low of $ 47.03 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 for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 last year, the company earned $ 1.36 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Harley-Davidson will post $ 3.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Tigress Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Friday, March 17th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Harley-Davidson from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. DA Davidson upgraded Harley-Davidson from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price objective on Harley-Davidson from $ 58.00 to $ 60.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $ 49.00 price objective on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Thursday, April 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $ 56.06.

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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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