Analyst Ratings for Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE:HOG) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for HOG last month.

3 analysts declared HOG a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 16 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for HOG by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 30.76 percent. The lowest price target was 45, implying a possible loss of -9.47 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -39.88 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -40.63 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -7.98 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -8.47 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 8 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 9 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HOG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 3.29 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HOG is 4.39.

HOG has traded between a high of 63.40 and a low of 46.00 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 8.07 percent, and 21.59 percent below the high. HOG has a P/E ratio of 14.43. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HOG value stock report compares HOG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HOG is $8.51 billion. HOG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.