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Barron's: Slowing Sales, Strong Dollar Could Hit Harley Stock

Barron's: Slowing Sales, Strong Dollar Could Hit Harley Stock

 (AP/Damian Dovarganes)

Sunday, 26 February 2017 07:56 PM

Slowing sales could cause shares of Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG.N) to decline after being on the rise for much of the past 12 months, according to a Barron's cover story dated Feb. 27.

The article notes that the famed motorcycle maker's customer base of middle-aged Americans is shrinking and a strong U.S. dollar hurts the profitability of international sales.

Barron's believes the stock should trade in the low $40s, down from around $56 on Friday.

"With so many secular challenges, it's hard to understand why Harley shares are still cruising along near the high end of their valuation range," the story states.

CEO Matt Levatich knows that Harley can’t just make bikes, it has to create demand.

“The headline goal,” he told Barron's, “is to build the next generation of Harley riders globally,” he said.

“This is a 114-year-old company,” says CEO Levatich. “We don’t take a short-term view.” 


 

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Slowing sales could cause shares of Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG.N) to decline after being on the rise for much of the past 12 months, according to a Barron's cover story dated Feb. 27.
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