Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.11

News headlines about Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Harley-Davidson earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7246512353082 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently commented on HOG. Tigress Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Harley-Davidson in a report on Friday, July 21st. Stifel Nicolaus restated 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. Barclays PLC decreased their price target on shares of Harley-Davidson from $52.00 to $45.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on shares of Harley-Davidson from $59.00 to $54.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Harley-Davidson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Harley-Davidson has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.50.

Harley-Davidson (NYSE HOG) opened at $46.88 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.48. Harley-Davidson has a 1-year low of $44.52 and a 1-year high of $63.40. The firm has a market cap of $7,960.36, a P/E ratio of 14.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 0.94.

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.40. Harley-Davidson had a net margin of 11.68% and a return on equity of 28.69%. The firm had revenue of $962.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $959.41 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.64 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Harley-Davidson will post 3.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Lawrence G. Hund sold 15,013 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.18, for a total value of $708,313.34. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 23,673 shares in the company, valued at $1,116,892.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Jochen Zeitz sold 1,859 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.80, for a total transaction of $88,860.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 73,739 shares of company stock worth $3,524,954 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Harley-Davidson

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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