Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) CFO John A. Olin sold 28,760 shares of Harley-Davidson stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.03, for a total transaction of $1,381,342.80. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 65,722 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,156,627.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) traded up 2.93% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $49.50. The company had a trading volume of 2,897,942 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $8.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.49 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $47.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.67. Harley-Davidson, Inc. has a 52-week low of $45.53 and a 52-week high of $63.40.

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.40. The business had revenue of $962.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $959.41 million. Harley-Davidson had a return on equity of 28.69% and a net margin of 11.68%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.64 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Harley-Davidson, Inc. will post $3.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 12th were paid a $0.365 dividend. This represents a $1.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, September 11th. Harley-Davidson’s payout ratio is presently 45.63%.

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Several research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Harley-Davidson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $57.00 price objective on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $49.00 price objective on shares of Harley-Davidson in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine raised shares of Harley-Davidson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Harley-Davidson from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $52.50.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Harley-Davidson by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 17,684,083 shares of the company’s stock valued at $955,294,000 after buying an additional 267,352 shares during the period. Capital Research Global Investors boosted its stake in shares of Harley-Davidson by 605.1% in the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 16,732,599 shares of the company’s stock valued at $903,895,000 after buying an additional 14,359,571 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Harley-Davidson by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,724,574 shares of the company’s stock valued at $579,342,000 after buying an additional 154,675 shares during the period. Independent Franchise Partners LLP boosted its stake in shares of Harley-Davidson by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Independent Franchise Partners LLP now owns 5,285,536 shares of the company’s stock valued at $285,524,000 after buying an additional 33,969 shares during the period. Finally, LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Harley-Davidson by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 4,044,113 shares of the company’s stock valued at $218,462,000 after buying an additional 39,699 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.05% of the company’s stock.

Harley-Davidson Company Profile

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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