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Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume

Harley-Davidson, Inc.'s beta is 0.94 whilst the stock has an average true range (ATR) of 1.09. The company reported the earnings of $1.48/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1.38/share. Equities research analysts expect that Harley-Davidson will post $3.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

This company shares (HOG) so far managed to recover 6.12% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Zacks' sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Harley-Davidson. The company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.40.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) gross margin percentage stands at 39.9% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 16.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 10.7 Percent. The company claimed more of the segment when compared to the same quarter in 2016, which isn't good news for Polaris. HOG generated revenue of $989.84 Million in the same quarter, one year ago. "The price we can pay for HOG while achieving a 25% IRR hurdle rate is $54 per share".

08/28/2017 - Aegis Capital began new coverage on Harley-Davidson, Inc. giving the company a "hold" rating.

09/13/2017 - Harley-Davidson, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. (The) reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Sunday. BMO Capital Markets restated a "buy" rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Friday, October 13th.

In a report released on 10/18/2017 Stifel Nicolaus increased the stock price target of Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) from $48.00 to $49.00 indicating a possible upside of 0.02%. Their activity in HOG in recent trading has also spurred interest in the stock.

Shifting gears to the Relative Strength Index, the 14-day RSI is now sitting at 54.02, the 7-day is 63.93, and the 3-day is now at 90.21 for Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG). (ZNGA) has a market cap of $3.28 billion and over the last 12 months, Zynga Inc. The company's 50-day moving average is $47.64 and its 200-day moving average is $51.92. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 12th were issued a $0.365 dividend. This represents a $1.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.04%. The ex-dividend date was Monday the 11th of September 2017. Harley-Davidson's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.44%.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The President-HDFS now owns $408,579 of the stock per the Form 4 SEC filing. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its holdings in shares of Harley-Davidson by 24.6% in the 2nd quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 4,291 shares of the company's stock worth $232,000 after purchasing an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Harley-Davidson's US market share was 53.1% in the 601cc-plus segment, up compared to the same quarter in 2016. Moreover, F&V Capital Management Llc has 2.85% invested in the company for 93,065 shares. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Harley-Davidson by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. That transaction by Vanguard took place on June 30, 2017, the same day Susquehanna International Group, Llp purchased an additional 2770 shares in HOG to bring its total stake to 2770. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Great West Life Assurance Co. Global Thematic Partners, LLC claims 1,142,275 shares valued at $55,068,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.05% of the company's stock.

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