Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) has announced an upcoming dividend payment, which further reinforces the company's commitment to providing shareholder value. The announcement made is for a dividend of $0.17 per share, set to be paid on a record date of June 21, 2023. The ex-dividend date is slightly earlier, fixed at June 02, 2023.
An ex-dividend date is a deadline set by the company, after which any newly purchased stocks are ineligible for the upcoming dividend payout. If a shareholder purchases HOG stock on or after this ex-dividend date, they will not receive the next dividend payment. Conversely, if a prospective investor purchases HOG stock before this date, they will be entitled to the upcoming dividend payout.
The prior dividend payout of an identical amount, $0.17 per share, occurred on March 20, 2023. This consistent dividend payout rate is a positive sign for investors, as it demonstrates stability in the company's financial standing and its ability to maintain its dividend policy.
When assessing the potential implications of Harley-Davidson's dividend strategy, it is essential to consider the broader financial picture. Stable and consistent dividend payouts are often seen as indicators of a company's financial health, and can be attractive to investors seeking regular income.
Harley-Davidson's ability to maintain its dividend payouts over time suggests the company has reliable, steady cash flows and a sustainable business model. Companies with strong financial health are usually better positioned to weather market downturns and can reinvest in growth opportunities to enhance future shareholder value.
Investors should, however, also consider the dividend yield, which is the annual dividend payment divided by the stock’s price. This metric will help investors determine if the dividend payment provides a worthwhile return on investment. Given the consistent dividend of $0.17, investors should monitor the stock’s price to ensure it aligns with their expected yield.
It is important to remember that while dividends can provide a steady income stream, they are not guaranteed. The company's board can decide to decrease or suspend dividend payouts if it deems necessary, especially in situations where cash needs to be conserved or reinvested back into the business.
As always, it's recommended that potential investors conduct thorough research or seek professional advice before making any investment decisions. Factors to consider include not only dividend payouts but also the company's financial health, the industry outlook, and personal investment objectives.
Harley-Davidson's announced dividend payment reinforces the brand's strength and its commitment to its shareholders, making HOG a potentially compelling option for dividend-focused investors. As with any investment, it's vital to consider a broad range of factors and not focus solely on the dividends when deciding whether to invest in Harley-Davidson.
HOG broke above its upper Bollinger Band on September 06, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options. The A.I.dvisor looked at 41 similar instances where the stock broke above the upper band. In of the 41 cases the stock fell afterwards. This puts the odds of success at .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on September 15, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on HOG as a result. In of 93 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The 10-day moving average for HOG crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on August 16, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 16 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where HOG declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator for HOG entered a downward trend on September 18, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The RSI Oscillator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where HOG's RSI Indicator exited the oversold zone, of 30 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator suggests the stock price trend may be in a reversal from a downward trend to an upward trend. of 61 cases where HOG's Stochastic Oscillator exited the oversold zone resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for HOG just turned positive on August 30, 2023. Looking at past instances where HOG's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 44 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where HOG advanced for three days, in of 301 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly worse than average price growth. HOG’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (1.460) is normal, around the industry mean (18.670). P/E Ratio (6.177) is within average values for comparable stocks, (32.203). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.763) is also within normal values, averaging (2.550). Dividend Yield (0.020) settles around the average of (0.065) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.805) is also within normal values, averaging (5.299).
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to worse than average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. HOG’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 86, placing this stock worse than average.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a manufacturer of motorcycles, parts and accessories
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, HOG has been closely correlated with BC. These tickers have moved in lockstep 67% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if HOG jumps, then BC could also see price increases.