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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOG

Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOG is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Recreational Vehicles in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOGĀ  has a market cap of 10592.06. Since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987, Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOG performance year to date is 35.20%. Today Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOG has gained 0.93%, with a current price of 60.48.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 36.00%. Return of assets are at 6.70%, with return on investment at 8.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.6. While Total debt/equity is 3.48. With a profit margin of 11.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.10%, and operating margin of 17.30%. Harley-Davidson, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOG has seen a EPS growth of -4.80%. A performance for the year of 26.28%. The 52-week high is -1.42%, and the 52-week low is 70.35%. The average volume for Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOG is 109258.

With a target price of 54.64, can Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOG reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Harley-Davidson, Inc., HOG. Harley-Davidson, Inc. has a P/E of 15.92 and a forward P/E of 14.24. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.64. Harley-Davidson, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.75 and 5.36 respectively. For P/cash, Harley-Davidson, Inc. has a value of 13.32, while it is 22.29 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 60.48, Harley-Davidson, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.34%. We see a return on equity of 35.50%.

Looking more long-term Harley-Davidson, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.45% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -4.80% for this year and for the last five years a 27.30% growth has been seen.

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