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Harley-Davidson

$53.00

0.66 (1.26%)

07:28
01/22/18
01/22
07:28
01/22/18
07:28

Technical Take: Harley-Davidson moves higher, analyst action

Shares were last up over 2% in the pre-market to $54.10. At that price next resistance is at $54.93 and then at $55.55. Support is at the $53.50 area. As previously reported, Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to Outperform and raised its price target from $49 up to $59.

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HOG Harley-Davidson
$53.00

0.66 (1.26%)

01/12/18
BERN
01/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $60
BERN
Market Perform
Bernstein expects Harley-Davidson to guide for flat shipments in 2018
Based on his channel checks with Harley-Davidson dealers and an analysis of used pricing data, Bernstein analyst David Beckel said he does not think Harley's efforts to control used motorcycle pricing have gained much traction. Given this, he expects Harley to give guidance for shipment growth to be about flat for FY18 off a base that is at the low end of the company's 2017 guidance of about 241,500 units. For FY18, he forecasts no meaningful change in gross or operating margins, but expects share buybacks to add 10% to EPS growth and a lower tax rate to add another 20%, he tells investors. Beckel raised his price target on Harley shares to $60 from $53 citing tax reform adjustments and keeps a Market Perform rating on the stock.
01/16/18
NRCS
01/16/18
NO CHANGE
NRCS
Harley-Davidson retail trends remain weak, says Northcoast
Northcoast analyst Seth Woolf said Harley-Davidson dealer checks suggest December retail trends remain weak as consumers opted for used models. Dealer feedback indicated price points exceeded the market's appetite, traffic was soft, and there has been a shortage of new inventory. Woolf lowered his Q4 earnings estimate to 34c from 44c and raised his 2018 earnings estimate to $3.75 from $3.65 to reflect a 23% tax provision, which offsets weaker fundamentals. The analyst has a Neutral rating on Harley-Davidson shares.
01/22/18
WELS
01/22/18
UPGRADE
WELS
Outperform
Harley-Davidson upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
01/22/18
WELS
01/22/18
UPGRADE
Target $59
WELS
Outperform
Wells Fargo upgrades Harley-Davidson to Outperform on tax reform benefits
Wells Fargo analyst Timothy Conder upgraded Harley-Davidson to Outperform from Market Perform and raised his price target for the shares to $59 from $49. The stock closed Friday up 66c to $53.00. Investors are not appreciating the benefits of tax reform to Harley-Davidson, Conder tells investors in a research note. He believes a "significant portion" of the company's incremental capital from lower taxes will likely be returned to shareholders. Well understood secular headwinds and the likely continuance of "uninspiring" U.S. retail sales trends have brought a "resultant valuation disconnect," which provides a buying opportunity for investors, Conder argues.

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