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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HOG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, which equates to a potential upside of 30.76 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 45, implying potential capital losses of -9.47 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -39.88 percent. That number becomes -40.63 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -7.98 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -8.47 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 8 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 9 analysts decreased their estimates.

HOG has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.29 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. HOG has a PEG ratio of 4.39.

HOG has traded between a high of 63.40 and a low of 46.00 over the past year. Currently the stock is 8.07 percent higher than its low, and 21.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. HOG has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $8.51 billion. HOG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.