Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dividend Stock To Watch: Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG)

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) share price jumped at US$ 57.97 before falling back to end the trade at US$ 57.68 a share. The dividend stock is -6.36% off a 52-week high stock price of US$ 62.35 but is up 44.82% since hitting the US$ 41.63. Investors are buying the stock with a trailing-twelve-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 15.15.

After a 0.23% rise from previous close of US$ 57.55, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) has a US$ 10.19 Billion market cap. The company pays a US$ 0.365-cent-per-share quarterly dividend, giving it a 2.53% yield. That brings its full year payout to US$ 1.46 and 36.6% annual payout ratio based on EPS.

The HOG has tumbled -0.5% year-to-date. The equity has slowed down in recent weeks, with shares lower about -0.45% in the past three months. It added 0.65%, climbed -2.76% and jumped 8.77% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. Revenue growth rate was recorded at 2.5% and net income per share was seen moving at a 10.4% rate in the past five years.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) is over -3% below analysts’ consensus price target of US$ 57.29. The stock has blown through analysts’ low price target of US$ 44, but is still below the high US$ 73 target. On a price appreciation basis over the past 12 months, the stock returned 40.59%.

Financial Times data shows, In 2016, Harley-Davidson Inc reported a dividend of 1.40 USD, which represents a 12.90% increase over last year. The 14 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.47 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 4.71%. The most recent short interest data show 8.86% of the company’s stock are short sold. It would take about 8.05 days to cover all short positions. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 0.86 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 0.99.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) closed 9.83% above its 200-day moving average which many technicians use as a guide to the long-term trend, so stocks above the line are considered to be in longer-term uptrends, while those below it are considered to be in downtrends. The stock is -0.63% below another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and 0.91% above its 20-day simple moving average.

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Dividend Stock To Watch: Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG)

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