Harley-Davidson, Inc.

  • Harley's Not Riding off into the Sunset Yet

    By Gerelyn Terzo - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, HMC, PII

    If a company is going to celebrate its 110th anniversary, doing so in Rome, at a rally with tens of thousands of bikers, and a papal blessing, is a memorable way to do it. This is precisely how Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) decided to celebrate its first 110 years and the event is expected to continue through Labor Day in its headquarter location of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But is there still reason more »

  • Will the Stellar Performance of These Recreational Vehicle Companies Continue?

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, PII, THO

    Stock price movement of these three recreational vehicle companies showed a significant upswing of around 25% in last 12 months, due to both strong fundamentals, and revenue increases.

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    Moreover, with the increase in segment growth, customer preference, and new models, these companies will foster more growth in the upcoming year as well. Let's see why investors don’t want to miss out on these three recreational more »

  • Manufacturing: Still Made in America

    By Kyle Colona - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, HOG, BA

    The manufacturing sector is a key factor in the U.S. economy -- rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), manufacturers account for about 12% of the gross domestic product.

    Manufacturing at a glance

    The association notes that manufacturers contributed $1.87 trillion to the U.S. economy last year. This is an increase from $1.73 trillion in 2011. NAM also more »

  • Entertaining Profits: Recreational vehicles

    By Vanina Egea - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, PII, WGO

    When the 2008 recession hit, recreational vehicles turned into a luxury good. In consequence, the sale volume of such articles suffered. Here, three recreational vehicles for different purposes will be analyzed, in order to find a suitable stock for a long-term investment. The companies in case are: Harley Davidson (NYSE: HOG), Winnebago (NYSE: WGO), and Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII).

    Northern profits

    ATV, snowmobiles, and NEV developer and manufacturer Polaris, is more »

  • Can The King Remain Atop Its Throne?

    By Marie Palumbo - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, HMC, PII

    As financial panic gripped consumers by the throat, no industry escaped alive. Take the US motorcycle industry, for example. During the crisis, motorcycle sales dropped to levels not seen since the 1990s. Four years later, competition amongst motorcycle manufacturers is heating up as an improving economy bolsters consumer spending. Still, it’s unlikely that the king of American motorcycles, Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG), will lose its crown.

    Harley is Supreme

    Harley-Davidson more »

  • This ORV Maker is Really a Good Buy Now

    By Anh HOANG - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: ACAT, HOG, PII

    Since the beginning of the year, Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) has experienced an impressive rise in share price, up nearly 20.3%, outperforming the S&P 500’s gain of more than 17.80%. Polaris is in the portfolios of a famous investor Steven Cohen and small cap guru Chuck Royce. Let’s take a closer look to see whether or not investors should follow those two investors into Polaris more »

  • Is It Time To Ditch Harley?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, PII, WGO

    Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) has been around for 110 years. Over that time, the company has seen its share of ups and downs, but the good times have significantly outweighed the bad times recently. Many investors feel as though the biggest concern at the moment is whether or not Harley-Davidson will be capable of dealing with an aging customer base. We can look at one important clue to see if the more »

  • 4 Rules to Follow This Earnings Season

    By Brian Nichols - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: F, HOG, HITK

    Alcoa unofficially kicked off earnings season on Monday and traded flat for most of Tuesday after a mixed quarter. Now, we prepare for a volatile six weeks, as most of the S&P 500 will report their quarterly reports during this period.

    While you may hold a stock that will rally 15% after reporting earnings, there will be many who are prepared to chase gains, buy before earnings, and will more »

  • Riding Harley-Davidson's Customer Loyalty All the Way to the Bank

    By Brenda Johnson - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, HMC, PII

    Here in Northern California, groups of Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) riders are as common as wildflowers on a country hillside.  No longer are these groups flying "colors" like Hells Angels members or full of freshly released prison immates - Harley-Davidson's are now the favored "ride" of the middle to upper class Silicon Valley professional.  On any sunny day, groups of balding, middle-aged professionals can be seen astride Harley's enjoying the more »

  • Should You Invest in This Small Vehicle Maker?

    By William Bias - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: ACAT, HOG, PII

    As an investor, you want a company that constantly seeks out new markets and products that enhance your cash flow. Motorized products maker Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) seeks to do just that with recent acquisitions giving it added access to the European market and the reintroduction of an old iconic motorcycle brand. Looking at this company from the vantage point of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats will give you a more »

  • Getting Investment Ideas From Recreational Vehicles

    By William Bias - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ACAT, HOG, PII

    Sometimes you can find investment ideas by simply looking at what you or your neighbors use as recreational vehicles. Of course you need to research to find out whether the companies that make these vehicles generate cash for their owners or shareholders. You may enjoy a leisurely ride on an ATV or motorcycle. A recovering economy served as a catalyst for better fundamentals in the recreational vehicle industry. The three more »

  • 3 Companies Facing Demographic Challenges

    By Sam Mattera - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, HOG, MCD | Editor's Choice

    Different generations have different preferences. And, as people age, new companies come along to take advantage of shifting consumer behavior.

    Investors often think about how to play demographic trends. Stocks for the retirement of the Baby Boomers. Companies that are poised to benefit from the rise of the millennial generation. But what about the other side? As generations age, their spending patterns change, and their willingness to purchase particular goods more »

  • Should You Add This Wide-Moat Company to Your Portfolio?

    By Ted Cooper - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, HMC, PII

    Wide-moat companies invariably make the best long-term investments. Average companies come and go, but great businesses compound shareholder value year after year. Therefore, the best long-term risk-adjusted returns are found in wide-moat companies like Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG).

    Harley-Davidson is the highest-regarded brand in motorcycles. Although many competitors, including Honda Motor (NYSE: HMC) and Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) have caused it headaches through the years, Harley-Davidson is still the gold standard more »

  • Offerings to the Gods of Speed

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: ACAT, HOG, PII

    This machine had an entire movie dedicated to it, "The World's Fastest Indian," which chronicled the struggles of New Zealander Burt Munro to break the land speed record with his 1920 self-modified Indian Scout motorcycle. He eventually did at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967 at 190 mph. His under 1,000 cc SF category record still stands. And Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) has owned the company behind the more »

  • Elite Hedge Fund Select Equity Group’s "Fab Four"

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: CBG, HOG, KEX, MRC

    Select Equity Group is one of the 500 most elite hedge funds we track at Insider Monkey, and like their peers, has recently filed a quarterly 13F form with the SEC disclosing their top long equity holdings. Select Equity is a New York-based hedge fund managed by Robert Joseph Caruso; we’ve picked his four largest stock picks heading into Q2 because it’s important to follow the smart money more »

  • Are These 4 Iconic Brands Riding On Shaky Ground?

    By Bill Edson - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, HOG, GT

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) is the nation's largest automaker and number two worldwide behind Toyota. GM's first quarter was a mixed bag, though on the whole, it was better than what was expected. Overall first quarter earnings came to $865 million, or $0.58 per share, about 12% below the year-ago quarter on lowered demand and increased vehicle discounts. Absent one-time items, GM's earnings would have come more »

  • Tattoo Investing: Profiting from Others’ Ink

    By Ben Popkin - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, HOG, VZ

    Tattoos are among the most permanent forms of self-expression in the world. Some love them, some hate them, and others don’t remember getting them. But people who get tattoos tend to feel a strong sense of attachment to whatever or whoever they are putting on their bodies, and it’s exactly this type of attachment that Warren Buffett thinks about.

    This year thousands of eager investors flocked to Omaha more »

  • HOG Part II: Pig Rising?

    By Jason Hall - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: BAMXF, HOG, HMC, PII

    This past January, I posted a hard look at one of the quintessential American Brands, Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG), and came to the conclusion that I wanted to see more from the fabled motorcycle maker and cultural icon before making a long-term call.  The plain fact is that Harley has had a tough ride the past few years, nearly going bankrupt during the Great Recession.  It's legacy business model was more »

  • Tattoo Investing: Profiting from Others’ Ink

    By Ben Popkin - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, HOG, VZ

    Tattoos are among the most permanent forms of self-expression in America. Some love them, some hate them, and others don’t remember getting them. People who get tattoos certainly feel a sense of loyalty or attachment to what or whoever they are putting on their bodies. It is this attachment that Warren Buffett thinks about. This year thousands of eager investors flocked to Omaha to hear Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren more »

  • Making Money From Toys for Grown Ups

    By Reuben Brewer - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: ELY, HOG, PII | Editor's Choice

    When investors think of toys, kids are the first thing that comes to mind. But that's a shortsighted view of toys, since boys of all ages like their recreational play things. And, without mom and dad to say no, men are more than happy to pay up for toys like motorcycles, snow mobiles, and golf clubs.

    Boys and their toys

    Kids love toys, but that fascination doesn't end more »

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