Is Harley-Davidson Stock Set for Another Post-Earnings Bear Gap?



Weakness in the Financial Services segment, high raw material costs and manufacturing expenses are other concerns for Harley-Davidson. On August 28 analysts at Aegis Capital initiated coverage on HOG by announcing an initial rating of "Hold".

07/14/2017 - Harley-Davidson, Inc. had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $48.00 target price (down previously from $51.00) on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. (NYSE:HOG) opened at 46.62 on Friday. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 12th were issued a $0.365 dividend. Based on a 1 to 5 integer scale, analysts have a 2.80 recommendation on the name. Once the decision is made that the company is a good fit for the portfolio, it may be wise to assess whether or not current conditions and price levels indicate proper levels for share purchase.

Institutional Investors own 95.50% of Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) by 75.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company maintains price to book ratio of 0.00 industry average at 0.55. Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) shares have been recently spotted -26.46% away from the 52-week high, and 2.41% away from the 52-week low mark.

Insider Trades for Harley-Davidson, Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 7 Sep 2017 where Sylvester (Maryrose T), the Director completed a transaction type "Buy" in which 2654 shares were traded at a price of $0. They expect $1.35 earnings per share, up 4.65% or $0.06 from last year's $1.29 per share. It has a Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.20% and a gross margin of 39.90%. The company realized a fall in short interest of -1.12% as of September 29, 2017 from the last reporting period. Geneva Advisors LLC now owns 3,937 shares of the company's stock valued at $213,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. MA ended last trade at $46.62 a share and the price is up more than -20.09% so far this year.

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"The continued weakness in the USA motorcycle industry only heightens our resolve and the intensity we are bringing to the quest to build the next generation of Harley-Davidson riders", said President and CEO Matt Levatich. Money Making News ( makes sure to keep the information up to date and correct, but we didn't suggest or recommend buying or selling of any financial instrument unless that information is subsequently confirmed on your own. If you are accessing this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of US & global copyright & trademark laws.

09/28/2017 - Harley-Davidson, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Wedbush.

Examining Institutional Ownership at Harley-Davidson, Inc. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.18, for a total value of $708,313.34. Invictus RG now owns 4,208 shares of the company's stock worth $255,000 after purchasing an additional 3,948 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC lifted its position in Harley-Davidson by 31.7% in the second quarter. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Harley-Davidson, Inc.

During the quarter, revenues from Harley-Davidson motorcycles fell 17.2% to $653.3 million. Currently, 170.01 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 169.93 million shares have been available to trade. On the other hand, company insiders are holding 0.39%.

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