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How to buy Harley-Davidson stock
Learn how to easily invest in Harley-Davidson stock.
Monday, Dec. 13: Harley-Davidson’s electric-motorcycle division LiveWire will go public through a merger with the AEA-Bridges Impact Corp. (ABIC) SPAC. After the merger, Harley-Davidson will retain a 74% stake in the company, which will trade on New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LVW.
The deal is valued at $1.77 billion.
Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG) is a leading recreational vehicles business based in the US. It opened the day at $36.70 after a previous close of $37.01. During the day the price has varied from a low of $36.01 to a high of $37.02. The latest price was $36.41 (25 minute delay). Harley-Davidson is listed on the NYSE and employs 5,150 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Harley-Davidson
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What's in this guide?
- HOG shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is HOG stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is HOG suitable for ethical investing?
- Are HOG shares over-valued?
- Harley-Davidson's financials
- How volatile are HOG shares?
- Does Harley-Davidson pay a dividend?
- Have HOG shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Harley-Davidson stock price (NYSE: HOG)Use our graph to track the performance of HOG stocks over time.
Harley-Davidson shares at a glance
|52-week range||$30.72 - $51.48|
|50-day moving average||$37.46|
|200-day moving average||$41.08|
|Wall St. target price||$50.89|
|Dividend yield||$0.47 (1.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.43|
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Harley-Davidson price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-19)||2.45%|
|1 month (2021-12-25)||N/A|
|3 months (2021-10-25)||-1.46%|
|6 months (2021-07-29)||-8.56%|
|1 year (2021-01-29)||-9.18%|
|2 years (2020-01-29)||7.66%|
|3 years (2019-01-29)||4.75%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||59.09|
Is Harley-Davidson stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Harley-Davidson stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Harley-Davidson's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Harley-Davidson's P/E ratio
Harley-Davidson's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 62x. In other words, Harley-Davidson shares trade at around 62x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Harley-Davidson's PEG ratio
Harley-Davidson's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1994. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Harley-Davidson's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Harley-Davidson's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $925.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Harley-Davidson's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.01%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||2593.01%|
|Market capitalisation||$5.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Harley-Davidson's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Harley-Davidson.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Harley-Davidson's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 24.32
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Harley-Davidson's overall score of 24.32 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Harley-Davidson is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Harley-Davidson's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.85/100
Harley-Davidson's environmental score of 9.85 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Harley-Davidson is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Harley-Davidson's social score
Social score: 15.21/100
Harley-Davidson's social score of 15.21 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Harley-Davidson is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Harley-Davidson's governance score
Governance score: 12.26/100
Harley-Davidson's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Harley-Davidson is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Harley-Davidson's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Harley-Davidson scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Harley-Davidson has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||24.32|
|Total ESG percentile||17.46|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
Harley-Davidson share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 15.67% of net profits
Recently Harley-Davidson has paid out, on average, around 15.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Harley-Davidson shareholders could enjoy a 1.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Harley-Davidson's case, that would currently equate to about $0.47 per share.
While Harley-Davidson's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Harley-Davidson is investing more in its future growth.
Harley-Davidson's most recent dividend payout was on 22 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Harley-Davidson's shares ever split?
Harley-Davidson's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 April 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Harley-Davidson shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Harley-Davidson shares which in turn could have impacted Harley-Davidson's share price.
Harley-Davidson share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Harley-Davidson's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.7237 up to $51.4807. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Harley-Davidson's is 1.4719. This would suggest that Harley-Davidson's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Harley-Davidson, Inc. manufactures and sells custom, cruiser, and touring motorcycles. The company operates in two segments, Motorcycles and Related Products and Financial Services. The Motorcycles and Related Products segment designs, manufactures, and sells Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including cruiser, touring, standard, sportbike, and dual models, as well as motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, and related services. This segment sells its products to retail customers through a network of independent dealers, as well as e-commerce channels in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The Financial Services segment provides wholesale financing services, such as floorplan and open account financing of motorcycles, and parts and accessories; and retail financing services, including installment lending for the purchase of new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles, as well as point-of-sale protection products comprising motorcycle insurance, extended service contracts, and motorcycle maintenance protection. This segment also licenses third-party financial institutions that issue credit cards bearing the Harley-Davidson brand.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Harley-Davidson is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.664% of Harley-Davidson shares are held by insiders and 95.845% by institutions. How many people work for Harley-Davidson?
Latest data suggests 5,150 work at Harley-Davidson. When does the fiscal year end for Harley-Davidson?
Harley-Davidson's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Harley-Davidson based?
Harley-Davidson's address is: 3700 West Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, United States, 53208 What is Harley-Davidson's ISIN number?
Harley-Davidson's international securities identification number is: US4128221086 What is Harley-Davidson's CUSIP number?
Harley-Davidson's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 412822108
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