Fitch Ratings boosted Harley-Davidson, Inc (NYSE:HOG) rating a notch, mentioning the motorcycle manufacturer’s robust cash liquidity and low operating-corporation leverage.
Fitch had boosted its guidance on Harley-Davidson in August to positive because of stabilization within the motorcycle market, in addition to the corporation’s ongoing push to increase internationally and continued reorganization attempts.
The credit rater reported that it upgraded Harley-Davidson’s issuer default ratings to A-minus from triple-B-plus on Friday, putting it 4 steps more than junk territory. The guidance is steady.
Harley has been reforming its manufacturing since early 2009 and attempting to expand its market share exterior the United States, where a slow economy has weighed on demand.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) fell -2.03% to settle at $80.95, The Home Depot, Inc (NYSE:HD) moved down -0.51% to end at $50.70 while The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) plunged -0.67% to finish on Friday at $77.03.
Harley-Davidson, Inc (NYSE:HOG) on July 20, 2012 decreased -1.94% to the closing price of $2.30. The overall volume in the last trading session was 8.53 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $31.50-$54.32. The total market capitalization remained $10.71 million.
HOG is ahead its 52 week low with 41.29% and going forward from its 52 week high price with 18.91%. HOG last month stock price volatility remained 2.80%. In its share capital HOG has 231.52 million outstanding shares among them 230.67 million shares have been floated in market exchange. HOG stock institutional ownership remained 80.14% while insider ownership included 0.22%.
The stock price of HOG is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -3.92% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with -6.71%. HOG current year earnings per share experienced an addition with 110.95% while its current quarter performance remained -14.79%. Company’s beta coefficient included 2.16. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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