Polaris Industries

  • 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 »

  • Investments In The Thriving Recreational Vehicle Industry

    By Kaitlyn Tokay - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: PII, THO, WGO

    As economic conditions continue to recover, many vacationers are opting out of an overseas excursion and buying a Recreational Vehicle (RV) instead.  With a pent up demand for replacement campers, as well as a flood of new buyers entering the market, sales of motor homes have jumped 30% from the previous year, making 2013 a year of record RV ownership

    More and more families are purchasing RVs for their next 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Head Off-Road for a Good Buy

    By Mark Yagalla - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: ACAT, HMC, PII

    Outdoor activities continue to be a favorite for the weekend enthusiast. Off-road vehicles in particular are becoming more and more popular. As a result, the companies that make all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and motorcycles are seeing strong demand for their products. The results are evident in both the top and bottom lines of these companies.

    Off-road is this company's business

    Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) manufactures side-by-side vehicles, ATVs, motorcycles 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 »

  • Strong Growth Outlook for Recreational Vehicle Companies

    By Awais Iqbal - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: PII, THO, WGO

    Call it a blessing, or a curse, but it is a time-tested fact that consumers in the United States are sensitive to the changing economic scenarios of the country. Now that the economic recovery is being reported in the news more than ever, American consumers are showing a revival in their confidence and the demand for luxury items is increasing.

    Recreational Vehicles (RV) have a long history in the United 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 »

  • 3 Reasons to Eye Consumer Goods

    By Marie Palumbo - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AXP, PII, TGT, VDC

    In May, the Bureau of Economic Analysis published its Personal Income and Outlays Report. According to its report, consumer spending increased 0.1% from the previous month. Albeit small, the increase solidifies the notion that the consumer goods sector is hot right now.

    For companies related to consumer goods, such as Target (NYSE: TGT)(NYSE: TGT)(NYSE: TGT) and Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII)(NYSE: PII)(NYSE: PII), the uptick in consumer spending is a wonderful sign 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 »

  • Three Investment Vehicles to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: PII, TTM, TEN

    The automotive industry is recovering. If not for the economic woes in Europe that are hampering demand there, there may well be a global upturn in light vehicle demand occurring. Along those lines, sales of recreational vehicles are also growing at a decent clip. The investment community has noticed, sending shares of those durable products up sharply in many instances. Is there further upside in these lesser-known holdings?

    This assessment 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • This Recreational Vehicle Company Looks Good

    By Austin Higgins - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: ACAT, HOG, PII

    Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) recently reported its latest earnings report. It saw record sales and earnings, but still had a few negatives along with the good news. The company is a strong player in the luxury and recreational vehicle market. There is a lot of competition, and investors need to know if Polaris can hold its own in a changing and difficult industry.


    Polaris owns two separate motorcycle brands more »

  • This Iconic Brand is Still Undervalued

    By Ted Cooper - April 14, 2013 | Tickers: HOG, HMC, PII

    Businesses fail and are replaced by better ones all the time. However, businesses with iconic brands are usually positioned to dominate their industry for decades to come.

    That is the case with Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG). Despite a sharp decline in earnings during 2009 and 2010, the company has recovered and still has ample room for growth despite an aging customer base.

    Trademarks of an iconic brand

    One of the most more »

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