Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG), Centene Corporation

The brokerage presently has a "hold" rating on the stock. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Harley-Davidson from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. UBS Group AG reissued a "neutral" rating and set a $57.00 price objective on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research report on Monday, April 17th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Wedbush set a $45.00 target price on shares of Harley-Davidson and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Sunday. About shares traded. Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) has risen 20.11% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending.

08/28/2017 - Aegis Capital began new coverage on Harley-Davidson, Inc. giving the company a "hold" rating. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) has a current ERP5 Rank of 6411.

The company's stock is now moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -13.94%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -19.69% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

Here we will take a look into some valuation metrics for Harley-Davidson, Inc. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 8.15 Million. The company reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $1.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.60 billion. Harley-Davidson had a net margin of 12.30% and a return on equity of 30.51%.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $967.06 Million for the current quarter. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $1.55 earnings per share.

Analysts expect Harley-Davidson, Inc.


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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 12th were given a $0.365 dividend. BNP Paribas maintained Spectris plc (LON:SXS) on Monday, September 21 with "Outperform" rating.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. primarily manufactures and sells cruiser and touring motorcycles.

In related 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. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.04% of the company's stock.

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Harley-Davidson had 75 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Matrix Asset Advisors Inc. Impala Asset Management LLC raised its position in Harley-Davidson by 60.2% in the 2nd quarter. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG). Flinton Capital Management LLC's holdings in Harley-Davidson were worth $2,476,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 17,416,731 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,053,712,000 after purchasing an additional 534,966 shares during the last quarter.

For investors it's vital to know about both type of ownership about firm, as institutional ownership is the percentage of a stock's float owned by institutions such as mutual funds, pension funds and endowments.

Next Financial Group, Inc downsized its stake by shedding 50 shares a decrease of 13.3%.

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