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

Lloyd Doyle
November 15, 2017

BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in Harley-Davidson, Inc. The value of the investment in HOG went from $3,196,000 to $2,452,000 a change of $744,000 quarter to quarter. Following the transaction, the director now owns 5,523 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $310,005.99. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA owned 0.15% of Harley-Davidson worth $12,503,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. 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. Matrix Asset Advisors Inc. CHICAGO TRUST Co NA increased its position in shares of Harley-Davidson by 7.6% in the second quarter. Independent Franchise Partners LLP now owns 8,101,285 shares of the company's stock worth $390,562,000 after buying an additional 2,815,749 shares during the period. Can boosted its holdings in shares of Harley-Davidson by 68.3% during the 2nd quarter. F&V Capital Management LLC now owns 72,405 shares of the company's stock valued at $3,279,000 after buying an additional 31,740 shares during the period.

According to Harley-Davidson, Inc.'s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 94.36%. Impala Asset Management LLC now owns 2,077,434 shares of the company's stock worth $112,223,000 after buying an additional 780,371 shares during the period. Its stake stood at $3,953,000 an increase of 121.7% as of quarter end. Osborn Rohs Williams & Donohoe Ltd increased its position in shares of Harley-Davidson by 6.4% in the second quarter.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on HOG. Barclays PLC cut their price objective on shares of Harley-Davidson from $52.00 to $45.00 and set an "underperform" rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

On October 10 Stifel Nicolaus maintained a stock rating of "Buy" projecting a price of $48.00. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Harley-Davidson from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. The insider now holds 1,859 shares of Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Lsv Asset Management trimmed its investment by selling 22,828 shares a decrease of 7.0%. 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.

Investors are feeling more bearish on the company lately as evidenced by the change in short interest. (NYSE HOG) traded down $0.42 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $46.88. The company has a market capitalization of $9.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.97 and a beta of 0.96. Harley-Davidson has a 1-year low of $44.52 and a 1-year high of $63.40. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.69 earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $962.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $959.41 million. Harley-Davidson had a net margin of 11.68% and a return on equity of 28.69%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.64 earnings per share. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $3.19 with 168.30M shares presently outstanding. Of those transactions, there were 3,712 shares of HOG bought and 246,037 shares sold. The value of the position overall is down by 9.9%. Lsv Asset Management now controls 4,040,473 shares valued at $194,791,000. There were 55 sold out positions, amounting to 4.1 million shares.

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