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 maximum price target given was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 30.76 percent. The lowest price target was 45, which equates to a potential downside of -9.47 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -39.88 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -40.63 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -7.98 percent, compared to last month. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 8 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

HOG has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.29 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of HOG is 4.39.

In the last 52-weeks, HOG has achieved a high of 63.40 and a low of 46.00. Currently the stock is 8.07 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 21.59 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.